Drafting a Leg O’Mutton Sleeve

Drafting a Leg O’Mutton Sleeve

Drafting a Leg O’Mutton Sleeve

In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a very full and exaggerated sleeve known as the leg o’mutton, named as such because of its shape. This sleeve is often used in bridalwear and when designing period costumes. It also has seen a resurgence in many designer collections.

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 Drafting the Sleeve Pleats 1-4
3 Drafting the Sleeve Fullness 1-9
4 Planning the Sleeve Height & Cap Pleats 1-15
5 Final Steps 1-4
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 To get started with this lesson, trace-off your oaktag straight sleeve sloper onto pattern paper adding the bicep line and the centerline of the sleeve.
2 Label the centerline of the sleeve cap as point “O”.
3 Then, measure 4” down from the cap at the centerline and place a mark. And label this as point “A”.

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