Shirt Sleeve Pattern Making Tutorial
Learn how to draft the basic shirt sleeve block using the basic set in sleeve ePattern. The shirt sleeve block is a simple pattern that can be used to add some shirt design elements to your garments. In this tutorial, I show you how to reduce the wrist and elbow circumference of your sleeve to create a more contoured fit, add a custom cuff and sleeve slit or opening. I use the basic set in sleeve block that is automatically drafted by the Lab, however, this tutorial can also be applied to any of our other sleeve block tutorials. Check out the list below. Simply draft your desired sleeve block, reduce the length of the sleeve, add your split and draft your cuff.
Basic Block/ Sloper Elements
You do not need to draft any specific basic block to follow this tutorial. This sleeve drafting technique can be applied to any basic block that comeswith a sleeve.
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