I did not do a post last Saturday for Sleeves On Saturdays, but I need to as this is the shirt for this week's Sew News collar post and I redrafted the sleeves into these little puffed sleeves. When I went through my fabric closet and came across this fabric, I thought to myself that I just had to use it as it's pink and orange!!! just like my coat and pink shoes that I wore to church on Sunday. Pink and orange are pretty nice together after all!
In case you are wondering, we are using this Butterick pattern for the collar posts. It's Butterick 5678.
The little puffed sleeves are so very simple to do and I'm sure that many of you know how to draft them, but in the off chance that you do not...here's how.
When I draft a sleeve or anything for that matter from a commercial pattern, I always remove the seam allowances prior to drafting. Once I have finished my project, I then add the seam allowances back. For me, this helps me not to get confused about where there is seam allowance and where it needs to be added. So be sure to add seam allowance to your final pattern. Transfer the notches. The vertical line that we drew on the paper prior to spreading the sleeve will now become the grainline.
As soon as the post for the collar is up on the Sew News blog, I will let you know.
Have a wonderful day!