SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Short Sleeves: Petal design

Viewed 6294 times
Posted by: Kristine Kay
photo

 
 
About Kristine Kay starstarstar
MI USA
Member since: 4/3/07
Reviews: 120 (tips: 1)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 31 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 8/3/08 7:56 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
Web site/URL: photo
If you'd like something a little different than a short sleeve, or cap sleeve, try a petal sleeve. I learned about this method in a back issue of Threads magazine, and it was said to compliment larger upper arms.
1. Retrace the sleeve pattern twice, once for the front part and once for the back part. Transfer all markings to the new paper.
2. Mark the finished length of the sleeve on the underarm sleeve with a dot.
3. Mark a point about 3 1/2 inches behind the top of the shoulder for the petal edge.
4. Joint the two points (underarm and over shoulder) with a curve.
5. Add a seam allowance to the curve.
6. When you cut the fabric, you'll need 4 pieces of each the front and the back, as it is a lined sleeve.
7. To line the sleeve, lay 2 front pieces right side together, and sew along the seam allowance at the hem (the one you drew in yourself). Repeat process for 2 more front pieces, and both pairs of the back pieces. Trim, turn, and press.
8. Lay one finished front over one finished back (right sides both facing up), matching transferred markings and baste together.
9. Now you are working with 2 sleeves, and can resume normal garment construction!

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


1 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
DKJ said... (8/4/08 12:54 PM) Reply
I have been looking for the directions for this. Would this work for knits as well as wovens? TIA
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Sew Liberated The Emmeline Apron

Sew Liberated The Emmeline Apron

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 205

Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 205

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.