Pattern Technique: Ease-Free Sleeves

Introduction: Pattern Technique: Ease-Free Sleeves

About: Dressmaking NCII

How to draft sleeves without having to ease the fabric

  • To comprehend the fit at the pattern stage by the interaction of
    1. armhole curves,
    2. sleeve cap height, and
    3. biceps line.
  • To address the unnecessary action of stretching in the sewing process.
  • To preempt puckering, without having to employ the 'ease stitch' step.
  • To accurately draft by hand a prototypical trace-and-sew pattern for sleeves.

When the marks are properly traced to the fabric style and cut, just match the sleeves onto the reverse side of the bodice, pinning to the armhole curves with discretion. Sew on the lines carefully, and you're set! :)

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Heart Contest

      Heart Contest
    • Fiber Arts Contest

      Fiber Arts Contest
    • Paper Contest

      Paper Contest

    Discussions