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Leena's Pattern Drafting Lesson:
Drafting Patterns For Gathered Sleeves

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The suggested measurements are directional. Change them if you want to. You might, however, want to start with them. The units used are centimeters.

1) take your pattern for the basic sleeve
2) cut it in four pieces as illustrated below
3) pivot the two small top pieces to the left and to the right 6 cm as in picture
4) raise the middle top piece 6 cm
5) draw the new pattern following the outlines of the pieces.  

When sewing, gather the sleeve head. Do not make any alterations to the sleeve opening (armscye).

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