PATTERN HACK | GRAINLINE STUDIO SCOUT TEE WITH FLOUNCE SLEEVES
This year, I'm on a mission to add a few frilly things into my wardrobe. This flounce sleeve top was first on my list of to-makes. I wanted something that still felt comfy like a tee but with a little bit of femininity. I looked through my sewing patterns and decided that the Scout Tee was the best pattern to add these pretty sleeves to.
I posted a photo of this top in my Instagram feed/stories and got a bunch of sweet comments and DMs asking how I made it. So today I'd love to share the process with you. Let's get started...
TOOLS + SUPPLIES:
- Scout Tee sleeve pattern (pdf pattern here)
- Pattern paper
- Clear gridded ruler
- French curve
- Scotch tape
HOW TO ADD FLOUNCE SLEEVES TO ANY SLEEVE PATTERN
Remove the seam allowances from the sides and the hem allowance from the bottom edge. Then mark .5" down the side.
Measure the length of the sleeve and mark all the way across. Cut this section out.
Lay this pattern piece onto pattern paper. Divide into quarters. Cut to, not through each section. Spread 3" between the sections.
Trace over this pattern piece. Use a french curve to smoothly transition over the corners. This is now the flounce piece.
To make sure the flounce will line up properly with the sleeve, walk the the sleeve along the inner edge of the flounce.
If the flounce is either too long or too short, measure the difference, divide by two, then add or subtract it to the sides of the flounce.
Once everything looks good, cut the flounce out.
Trace the flounce onto pattern paper. Add the desired length (I added 1.5" to mine). Cut this piece out.
Trace the new flounce to create the second flounce. Add the desired length (I added another 1.5"). Cut this piece out.
Trace both flounces and sleeve onto pattern paper. Add the seam allowances.
Note: I know this is a lot of tracing and cutting out. Ha ha! I do this because I always like to keep originals just in case I need to tweak something later on.
Once you've cut out your fabric, hem the flounces, lay them on top of each other, then sew them onto the sleeves. Set the sleeves in as usual. Yay! A pretty new top!
Tag me on Instagram @cloth_story! I wanna see your version!
Till next time...