Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make a kimono sleeve.
The Kimono sleeve is also known as a Japanese sleeve and is a sleeve that comes directly from the body without a seam at the armhole.
This sleeve has hundreds of modifications so today we are going to learn the classic one with all the theory behind it so you can learn why we do it that way.
An important aspect to take into account when making this sleeve is the elasticity of the fabric since not all fabrics have the same level of elasticity even if they are cut on the bias.
This sleeve usually has some gathers in the armhole area and this happens because we need some ease in that area to be able to move our arms comfortably.
The term “walking the patterns” is the technique we use to check that everything is working properly before cutting the fabric.
As you will see in today’s class, it is important that you walk the patterns to make sure that the inside seam of the sleeve fits perfectly.
As always, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to create the same sample that I have created, but remember that all these measurements are indicative and you may have to change them depending on the fabric you are going to use.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by doing it yourself, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make the patterns of a kimono sleeve.
You already know that you can do this exercise at real size or at half scale.
Please try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations are clearly visible so that I can send you better comments.