Drafting a Darted & Extended Sleeve Cap

Drafting a Darted & Extended Sleeve Cap

Drafting a Darted & Extended Sleeve Cap

Structured sleeves are perfect when designing tailored garments. In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a sleeve with darts that emanate from the cap, to create an extended shoulder line. This sleeve is perfect for jackets and coats.

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 1-8
2 Preparing the Sleeve Cap Draft 1-4
3 Spreading & Drafting the Sleeve Cap 1-14
4 Drafting the Sleeve Cap Darts 1-12
5 Shaping the Sleeve Cap 1-3
6 Final Steps 1-4
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 To get started with this lesson, you need to trace off your oaktag straight sleeve sloper onto pattern paper. Include the bicep and sleeve centerline.
2 Once you have traced your sleeve sloper, mark the center of the sleeve as cap as “O”. Mark the center bicep intersection as “N”.
3 Then use your ruler to measure 2 ¼” (5.8cm) from the center sleeve along the cap and place a mark. Do this on both front and back.

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