Before we get started, I just want to let you all know that I will be posting yesterday's Fabulous Free Pattern tomorrow, Sunday. I decided to wait as so many of you commented on how you would like to see me in the French jacket (pictures of me in the jacket will come after the fashion show which is May 6th). So rather than posting this week's piece on the form, I thought I would put it on and take some shots.
Today's sleeve is a very graceful sleeve. It looks fabulous on a jacket, dress or t-shirt, and with just a little imagination, there are a multitude of things you can do with it.
Start with your basic sleeve. Make sure you have made a muslin so you know where you want the sleeve to end as there is no hem on this sleeve. Measure your fist. Make a fist with you hand and measure around it. This measurement will give you the amount of room you will need to put your hand through the end of the sleeve.
In the above picture, you can see a dashed line. In the center of the back portion of your sleeve, come down 1/2". Taper this back to the side seam and back to the center of the sleeve.
How about that skirt?!!!! Would you like to see a tutorial on how to draft the skirt? I will do this later this summer, I promise. It is a rather dramatic skirt.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.