Today I’ve got a quick and easy flutter sleeve tutorial for you. And the beauty of this is that you can do this to any pattern that has a sleeve! I used the Union St. Tee by Hey June Patterns, but you can use any pattern with sleeves.
This method is a slash and spread method, but the beauty of it is that you keep the original length of the armscye, so you don’t have to adjust your shirt pattern piece, only the sleeve.
Flutter Sleeve Tutorial:
Start by cutting into your sleeve pattern piece from the bottom, up to 1/2″ away from the top. Spread each of these pieces apart the same distance. I used a 1″ space between my pieces, buy you could certainly do more. Then I cut around my new pattern piece and also extended the length of the sleeve piece by 2″ for more flair.
That’s it! Super easy and fast, and of course, fluttery!!!
If you’d like to read more about the fabric we used, and also the skirt we made to go with our flutter sleeve top, head over to CaliFabrics. There’s a little story about why this skirt pattern ended up working perfectly after basically failing the first time around.
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