Bishop Sleeve

Bishop Sleeve

Bishop Sleeve

This lesson will teach you how to create a bishop sleeve. A bishop sleeve is a long sleeve that is gathered at the bottom with a button cuff, slit and facing. This lesson will teach you the principles of ‘slashing and spreading’ to add fullness to sleeves, as well as to other areas of a garment. You will learn how to use your pattern drafting tools and how to properly true a pattern. Once you have mastered this technique you will be able to implement the slash and spread technique to add fullness to skirts, tops, jackets, pants and shorts.

Try your new slash and spread skills by viewing the Short Puff Sleeve and the Long Bell Sleeve.

The sleeve sloper needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson:Straight Sleeve Sloper.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-2
2 Transfer Straight Sleeve Sloper 1-7
3 Bishop Sleeve Prep 1-5
4 Bishop Sleeve Draft 1-6
5 Bishop Sleeve Pattern 1-9
6 Transfer Sleeve Draft 1-8
7 Button Cuff 1-13
8 Pattern Annotation, Cutting & Notching 1-6
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Step Description
1 For this lesson you will prepare three pattern paper blocks measuring 20” (50.8cm) wide by 28” (71.1cm) long.
2 Cut one pattern paper block 14” (35.6cm) square.

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