Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make a shirt sleeve.
Today’s class begins by modifying the sleeve head, as the shirt sleeve usually has a slightly flatter cup than the sleeve block/sloper.
Then we will move on to making the cuff of the shirt and we do this because the cuff will affect the final length of the sleeve.
Then we will change the length of the sleeve, you can change this to your personal taste, I like that it ends at the base of the hand if it is for men I will make it a little longer.
We will continue making the opening of the shirt sleeve, we can finish this opening in 2 different ways, today I am going to teach you how to finish it with a continuous tape and how to make a placket.
Once we have this opening, we will make a copy of this pattern, for the first sleeve we will make the pattern with a continuous tape and we will add 1 pleat to this sleeve.
Then we will go on to make the second sleeve with the placket pattern and we will add 2 pleats to this sleeve.
I teach you how to make these two sleeves in the same class so that you realize that the measurement of the bottom of the sleeve (not the cuff) changes according to the finish that we are going to do.
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.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to do both sleeves with their different finishes.
You can send me these exercises in real size or 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.