Welcome to a new pattern making class. In today’s class, I’m going to teach you how to do the cap sleeve.
The cap sleeve is a short sleeve that comes off the shoulder and does not cover the entire armhole of the garment.
Before starting to draft the sleeve, the class begins by modifying the bodice patterns block with a common transformation for when we make this type of sleeve.
In today’s class, you will learn how to do the classic version and then we will transform the classic version into a half moon sleeve.
The half moon cap sleeve is the one we normally find in fashion stores today.
Once we have learned to make these sleeves, we can modify them with all the techniques learned in previous classes to make other designs.
As you have seen in today’s class you can clean the armhole in different ways, you can make an all-in-one facing or you can put a bias tape and do a topstitch.
This last way of cleaning the sleeve is the most popular nowadays but the stitching will be visible.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make all the patterns we’ve made today.
Remember to include the patterns for both sleeves and the modified bodice patterns with all necessary annotations.
You can send me this exercise half scale or real size
Please try to send me clear photos of the patterns and their annotations so that I can give you better feedback.