Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class we are going to learn how to make the bishop sleeve.
The bishop sleeve is a puffed sleeve at the bottom with a cuff that usually gathers the material to make its characteristic shape.
In this class, as always, I will give you the measurements that I use but remember that depending on the fabric these measurements may change.
Check out the class on how to add volume, if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
Today you will learn how to transform the sleeve into the bishop sleeve and thanks to this you will learn how to give volume to a sleeve and how to make a cuff.
You will also learn that there are two types of cuff; the first is a closed cuff and the second is the open cuff.
The closed cuff is that cuff that has an opening on the bottom of the sleeve large enough so that the hand can pass without any problem.
The open cuff is a cuff that has a tighter opening and needs some mechanism so that the hand can enter, such as the use of buttons.
At the end of the class, as an extra, you will have an explanation of how to sew the bishop sleeve.
As always, if you have any questions about this class 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 doing it yourself, so for this class, I am going to ask you to send me your patterns of the bishop sleeve.
You already know that you can do this exercise in real size measurement or on a half-scale.
Remember, so that I can send you better feedback, try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly.