The Square Shoulder Sleeve Made Round
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and I got together to talk about the sleeve that she had made by using the tutorial I did for the sleeve pictured below. You can find the original post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2014/03/sleeves-on-saturdays_15.html
When I initially posted the sleeve, I recommended that you add a small shoulder pad to give a little structure to the top of the sleeve. I started wearing my sleeve without the shoulder pad, only because I wanted to wear the top and I had not gotten around to sewing in the shoulder pads. I'm sure no one else does things like this!!! My friend asked if the center section is rounded would we really need to add the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad holds the shape of the squared aspect of the sleeve and gives a little more structure to the sleeve. If you would like a softer shape, round the corners as I have done and omit the shoulder pad. I did put a shoulder pad inside the sleeve that I'm showing you today as I don't have a sleeve form to attach to my dress form. The shoulder pad is only intended to mimic the extra width that an arm would give.
Below is the original pattern.
The side portion of the sleeve will remain the same. The only thing that will change is the center section. Round off the cap area as I have shown below. Once you have drawn in the rounded shape, cut off the pointed edges.
Once I get the top finished, I'll post it so you can see how the sleeve looks on the body.