Convert Fitted Sleeve to Suit Sleeve

Convert Fitted Sleeve to Suit Sleeve

Convert Fitted Sleeve to Suit Sleeve

Building upon our lesson of how to draft a fitted sleeve sloper from a straight sleeve sloper, this lesson will demonstrate how to convert your fitted sleeve to a suit sleeve. You will learn the technique and the proper proportions for increasing the basic fitted sleeve so that you can use this suit sleeve for all of your suit designs.

Learn more about suit sleeves by viewing our lesson on how to Convert a Suit Sleeve to a Two-Piece Suit Sleeve.

The sleeve sloper needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson: Straight Sleeve Sloper, and then converted to a fitted sleeve in our lesson: Fitted Sleeve from Straight Sleeve Sloper.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Transfer Fitted Sleeve Sloper 1-7
3 Fitted Sleeve Sloper Prep 1-6
4 Suit Sleeve Draft 1-9
5 Final Steps 1-14
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Step Description
1 For this lesson, you will need to cut three blocks of white pattern paper measuring 16” (40.6cm) wide by 28” (71.1cm) long.
2 Draw a vertical line through the center of the paper lengthwise. This is the sleeve’s centerline.
3 Measure down 9” (22.9cm) from the top left-side of the paper and square a horizontal line across the width of the paper at a right-angle to the centerline. This is the sleeve bicep.

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