Sleeve Cap Ease and Elbow Dart Length

You will need to refer to this table while making your Sleeve Block.

  • How much to add to the Armhole measurements to gain required Sleeve Cap Ease (Instructions in Image 2)
  • Length of Dart Leg (Instructions in Image 7).

Sleeve Cap Ease & Elbow Dart Length

Bicep MeasurementAdd to Armhole MM (Image 2)Dart Leg (Image 7)
9.5 inches 0.5 inches 3 inches
9.75 inches 0.5 inches 3 inches
10 inches 0.7 inches 3 inches
10.38 inches 0.7 inches 3 inches
10.88 inches 0.7 inches 3.25 inches
11.38 inches 0.8 inches 3.38 inches
11.88 inches 0.8 inches 3.75 inches
12.38 inches 0.8 inches 3.75 inches
12.88 inches 0.8 inches 4 inches

Download these measurements for following along with the instructions: Measurements-Instructions-Sleeve (1 page PDF file).


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Dear Maria. Could you please advice how to extend your table for bigger bicep sizes? I somehow managed to grow into 14.6" bicep (+significant (2.5"+) length difference between front and back armhole). So I was wondering what is the right ease for...

Dear Maria. Could you please advice how to extend your table for bigger bicep sizes? I somehow managed to grow into 14.6" bicep (+significant (2.5"+) length difference between front and back armhole). So I was wondering what is the right ease for my sleeve head. When I used 0.9" for drawing, total sleeve head length ended up too long (total ease is exceeding 2.5"). Thank you for any advice... best regards Henrika

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Hello Henrika

I created these (written) instructions a few years ago now, and more recently I created a video on Drafting the Sleeve. I have changed a few things of these instructions in that video; for example the length of the dart is a...

Hello Henrika

I created these (written) instructions a few years ago now, and more recently I created a video on Drafting the Sleeve. I have changed a few things of these instructions in that video; for example the length of the dart is a percentage of your elbow width.

Maybe watch the video and let me know if you have any questions after that?

https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blocks/drafting-patternmaking-blocks/sleeve-block/instructions-video-sleeve

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Hi Maria. thank you I will check video as well and come back in case of remaining questions:)

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