How to make a bell sleeve Pattern


INSTRUCTIONS FOR WIDE BELL SLEEVE

STEP 1: For your bell sleeve start off with a basic sleeve block

STEP 2: Take your ruler and extend the side of your sleeve pattern from the biceps. Usually I extend my sleeve pattern out 8-12 inches depending on how dramatic I want to sleeves.

STEP 3: Draw a line as illustrated that connects the bottom of your bell sleeve from one end to the other and now you have a FULL (one piece) Bell Sleeve.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BELL SLEEVES WITH BOTTOMS SEAMS

STEP by STEP instructions: First you want to start off with a basic sleeve block. Next, you want to make a line down the middle and find out where you want to start the seam of your bell sleeve. I usually go 14 inches down and make a line across. From your new line (where the red dots are) you want to make a line that extend outwards for your bell sleeve. Last step would be to make a new line at the bottom (as illustrated) this will be your new pattern for a Bell sleeve with bottom volume or the 2 piece seam. Watch my tutorial on YouTube on my bell sleeves HERE.


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