ALL ABOUT SLEEVES 2: Wednesday 1st December, 6.30-8.30pm UK TIME

Regular price £15.00

Date: Wednesday 1st December

Time: 6.30-8.30pm UK TIME

Duration: 2 hours

Due to popular demand, we bring you ALL ABOUT SLEEVES 2! Building on our previous class this session will delve deeper into sleeve design with a focus on two-piece sleeve styles, including the raglan, the dolman and the two-piece tailored sleeve.

We’ll start with a historical look at sleeve styles through the ages to better understand the development of two piece sleeve designs, before walking you through step-by-step how to create your own. The class will also cover the basic anatomy of the sleeve, the right measurements to take, advice on fabric choices and appropriate finishing and sewing techniques.

At the end of the class you will understand the cut and construction of the three core sleeve styles (tailored two piece, raglan and dolman) as well as lots of fun and fancy design variations.

We provide mini-blocks for you to print and follow along with us in real time or you can work full-scale so you'll be ready to stitch up a new sleeve right after the class!

The class will take place as a video meeting via Zoom so you can interact and ask questions along the way.  25% of the profits from this class will go to Shelter from the Storm

If you are not able to attend in person there will be a recording of the class sent out the next day and available to view for 30 days.

What you will need

  • We suggest you print (or print and trace off) a few copies of the mini-sleeve block pdf provided to follow along with the classand then use the multi-size sleeve block to stitch up your favourites after the class.
  • Some paper – pattern cutting paper if you have it but otherwise newspaper will be fine (preferably a broadsheet). A roll of brown paper or even wrapping paper brown is also a good option.
  • A tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sticky tape
  • Paper scissors

How to download your Alice & Co Pattern

Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.

Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away! 

The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:

1x Pattern Instructions
3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes  

*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*

For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.

There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.

Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.

For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern. 


Comment télécharger votre patron Alice & Co Pattern

Les patrons d'Alice & Co patterns sont fournis dans trois formats de page différents et sont conçus pour être imprimés en couleur.

Une fois que vous aurez acheté votre patron, vous obtiendrez un lien de téléchargement. Celui-ci vous sera également envoyé par e-mail, donc ne vous inquiétez pas si vous ne souhaitez pas le télécharger immédiatement !

Le téléchargement consistera en un fichier zip contenant 4 fichiers PDF distincts :

1x Instructions pour le patron

3x Patrons dans les formats A0, A4 et US Letter  

*Lisez attentivement les instructions qui suivent avant d’imprimer votre patron !*

POUR LES FORMATS A4 / US LETTER : il est indispensable d’imprimer votre patron à 100%, sinon la taille ne sera pas correcte. Vos paramètres d'impression doivent être "pleine échelle" "100%", "taille réelle" ou un paramètre équivalent selon votre logiciel d'impression.

Il y a deux carrés de test sur la première page de chaque patron : un carré de 5 cm et un carré de 2 pouces. N'imprimez d'abord que cette page et vérifiez que votre carré est bien à la bonne taille, avant d'imprimer le reste du patron.

POUR LE FORMAT A0 : suivez les instructions données par votre imprimeur. Des services sont également disponibles en ligne.