Cup Sleeve Pattern Making Tutorial
In this free pattern making tutorial we demonstrate how to draft Tanja’s (Ayuk 2020) cup sleeve which has been designed for our made-to-measure stretch dress. It’s a fab tutorial that features a whole range of pattern making techniques in Adobe Illustrator. This is part two of our stretch dress tutorial designed by Tanja. Click here to view part one. We adore the volume added to the sleeve head and the fun pleat that adds some much needed kick to the sleeve body.
This is a pretty straight forward tutorial but people inexperienced in Adobe Illustrator might find it quite tricky. Either way, it’s a great tutorial/ pattern that touches on a large array of tools in Adobe Illustrator.
You’ll need a digital basic torso block with waist shaping and sleeve to follow this tutorial. Check below the video to see your download options. Enjoy!
Download the Basic Torso Block to Follow Along
You will need a stretch dress basic block to draft this basic sleeve style. We have two options for you to choose from:
Made-to-Measure Stretch Dress Block
Draft a basic Torso block to fit your unique measurements. Create a profile, add your measurements, design your block, then download it as an SVG ePattern (sleeve included).
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator as a digital pattern making platform
Learn the step-by-step basics of digital pattern making in Adobe Illustrator in our short crash course. It’s your first step to producing digital sewing patterns like a pro.
Follow this simple and handy tutorial to learn how to add seam allowance to your finished pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
Multi-page PDF patterns
Transform your finished pattern into multi-page PDF patterns in a range of paper sizes. Then