We’re going to draft a straight sleeve pattern, then tweak it to create the sleeve pattern for the orange dress.

I’m going to use Angela Kane method of drafting a sleeve pattern, but we’re not  drafting  a full sleeve, just up to the elbow.

The measurement to draft a sleeve pattern are;

Top arm,

Length to elbow and

Elbow width.

(I MADE A MISTAKE IN MY LABELLING.PLEASE CHANGE THE B back TO F front AND THE F front TO B back)

Get your brown pattern paper

1   Mark your top arm measurement plus 2 inches

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2   Mark out your elbow length plus 1 inch.

3   Cut out the rectangle.

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4  Fold the rectangle and mark out the depth of crown (your depth of crown is your top arm divided by 2 or add 1/8 0f an inch for every 1 inch).

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5  Fold the depth of crown

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6  Fold again

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7  Unfold and rule on all the fold lines

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8  We have three lines, the first line, label it F (front) and the last line label it B (back)

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9  On the back sleeve line, measure down and mark 2inches,on the front sleeve line measure down and mark 2 1/2 inches.

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10  Draw a guideline connecting the points

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11  Mark the centerline T.

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12 The next step is to create the sleeve curve. Find the center point of the guidelines.

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13 After marking the center point,mark 1/4 inch below back center point line, on the T, B center point line,mark 3/4 inch above

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14  On the F center point, mark 3/4 inch below, on the F T line mark 1/2 inch above.

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15  Connect the point by creating a curve (you can use a french curve)

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16  cut the pattern out.

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17  Fold the pattern and mark out half of your elbow width. Cut out.

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18 For the sleeve pattern of the orange dress, you will need another brown paper. We’re going to tweak the straight sleeve pattern.

19  Place the sleeve straight pattern on the brown paper and trace the top only. Mark out 3 inches on both sides of the elbow width.

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20  Connect the point. Mark two inches below to add more length to the sleeve.47 48

21  Cut your new pattern out. voila!

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