With these arms for the mannequin/dress form, you will finally be able to adapt your mannequin so that you can make patterns with spectacular sleeves.
With this pattern, you can make arms for the mannequin. You will find it in DIN A4 – Letter format so that you can print it from your home. In addition, I have already added the seam allowance of 1 cm so that you do not have to worry.
- > High-temperature resistant cotton fabric (I recommend calico).
- > Whatever you want to use to fill in the arms. I recommend wadding, but you can use scraps that are leftover (made of natural fibres with high resistance to temperatures).
I have rated this pattern as intermediate difficulty because you have some notches that can be confusing and you have to sew fairly small curves.
- Print, tape the pattern together and cut out the pattern, choosing the size that you think best suits your mannequin.
Leave some paper in the Center Front and Center Back
- Place the pattern on your mannequin, as you see in the photo and make sure it is perfect (leave 1 cm of allowance so you can remove without a problem) if not, modify the CFand CB.
- Before cutting, we have to pre-shrink the outer fabric that we are going to use.
- Cut all the pieces, as I indicate in each pattern.
- Start by sewing the darts at the back and elbow.
- Sew the shoulders.
- Place the correct side of the fabric with the correct side of the fabric.
- Make sure that the shoulder seams line up perfectly and sew the neck at 1 cm. When you finish make an understitch on the inside of the neck.
- Flip the neck over and press it.
- Now we are going to sew the lower part of the pattern. For this, take the two front/back panels and make a sandwich. Sew at 1 cm and turn it over so that the seam is neat and then press. (In the video you will see how easy it is)
- To sew the sleeves, sew the side seam at 1 cm.
- Now sew the pattern of the wrist at 1 cm following the curve, this step is somewhat complicated because it is a very pronounced curve, don’t rush it. (You can draw the curve to make it easier for you.)
- Gather the top and press it to fit the shoulder properly.
- Take the top pattern and sleeve and join the notches as indicated in the pattern and sew it.
- Now turn it over and we are going to sew the pattern called armpit, join the notches as indicated in the pattern leaving an opening on the top to fill the arms and sew it.
- Stuff with the material you prefer, I recommend wadding.
- To finish, sew the remaining opening by hand.
And you can now enjoy these arms for the mannequin! As you can see this pattern is somewhat more difficult because there are many notches and some very pronounced curves.
Remember that if you have any questions, leave them in the comments.