Welcome to a new pattern making class. In today’s class, we are going to make a puff sleeve.
In previous classes, I have already taught you how to add volume to the top of the sleeve with the leg of mutton sleeve and I have also taught you how to add volume to the bottom with the bishop sleeve.
Today we are going to combine both techniques to make a classic sleeve, this sleeve is the puffed sleeve that you have surely seen in many Disney movies.
To this sleeve, we are going to add a classic cuff, we will review how to do this, although as I will tell you in class, you can change it for another type of finish, such as an elasticated cuff.
I am going to give you the standard measurements for these types of sleeves but remember that depending on the fabric you will have to add or remove volume to achieve the same effect.
Thicker fabrics need less volume to achieve this effect, just as thinner fabrics need more volume to achieve the same effect.
Remember that it is very important that you make toiles (prototypes) so you can check that everything is perfect.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, you can send me an email through your user account in the support section.
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The best way to learn pattern making is by practising, so I recommend that you make the puff sleeve patterns with a cuff.
You can choose to change the normal cuff to an elastic cuff if you wish.
Remember that you can make these patterns to real measure or half-scale if it is easier for you.
Please try to send me clear photos, where your work can be seen as well as possible and remember to add all the annotations so that I can send you better comments.