Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class, I’m going to teach you how to make a strip sleeve.
The strip sleeve is characterized because it usually covers the upper part of the armhole with a strip of fabric and does not usually cover the lower part of the armhole.
Today’s class begins by removing the ease in the armhole since you don’t need the ease for this sleeve to be able to move easily.
Furthermore, by removing these ease we will ensure that the armhole does not gape.
Next, we will have to modify the armhole to make it more comfortable to wear and we will have to move notches for the new sleeve.
It is important to move the notches from our original armhole because if we leave them that way, they could be misinterpreted.
Then we will go on to make the sleeve pattern with all its elements so that this sleeve adapts perfectly to the body.
Depending on the final fabric or the final result that you want, the type of interfacing that we are going to use will change according to your needs.
To finish today’s class, we will clean the armhole with some facings but you already know that you can clean these openings in different ways.
As always, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the sleeve but remember that you can change them to your personal taste.
Although I have shown you different ways to balance this sleeve, it is always necessary that you make a first toile (prototype) to ensure that everything is perfect.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your student account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class I am going to ask you to make the patterns for this sleeve.
You can make this pattern in real size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations are clearly and accurately seen so that I can send you better feedback.