The weather is improving but still cold for me. This is my last transition winter-spring outfit.
My dress has 3/4 sleeves and a turtle neck. Next on my plans is to sew a holiday wardrobe #Sew4Brasil & I have a few patterns on my “to sew” list.
This version uses two different types of knits. The grey is the same used on my Dixie Cocoa Sweater and the camel was bought in Edinburgh during a sewing meet up. I made a pair of trousers (still WIP) last year.
Oiii, don’t raise those arms!
Uffff… That was close. I shawl be wearing leggings just in case!
Next version I will be lengthening the pattern, dropping the waist about 3 cm and then grade to size 3 on the hips. Oh did I mention it needs to be a striped version because I cannot resist the pull of owning twins outfits with Jane & Tilly.
1:Measure your cuff size: Keep that measurement for later.
2: Find where is the elbow line. The sleeve is originally 6 cm short on me so I measured my own elbow line after I altered the pattern. To calculate is easy: Sleeve Length divided by 2 + 3 cm
3:Draw a straight vertical line from your right notch.
3:Draw a line from end of each sleeve arm cycle
4:Measure the third of the arm cycle, draw a line down: Lets call it piece A.
5:Cut off piece A, joining to the other end ( back) of the arm cycle.
6:Now draw a elbow dart: Measure from back notch to the end of the new arm cycle. Mark half of that length from the top notch ( top of the sleeve head) to back notch. Mine dart is 3 cm wide.
6:Using the original cuff measurement, adjust the pattern width, excluding the width of the elbow dart
7:Create a notch 3 cm above the back notch Connect that dot to the elbow dart That will be your separation line for your 2 piece sleeve
7:Before separating the sleeve, create a side notch to help you with your matching.
8:Using a french curve, adjust the pattern sides. Mine were 0.5 cm out of the cutting line.