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Changing a Sleeve Pattern

WandaJ | Posted in Patterns on

I would like to know what it is that one has to look for if they (me) are contemplating eliminating a 1-piece sleeve pattern in a jacket and replacing it with a 2-pc sleeve pattern. I really like the design or style of Butterick 4401, but I don’t like the (again) 1-piece sleeve. If I decide to do this should I stick with a Butterick Pattern, or could I use a Vogue 2-piece sleeve pattern? Does it really make a difference that they would be from 2 different pattern companies, or is that not an issue?

Thanks for the input on this issue.



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    Becky-book | | #1


    Take a look at  http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-04.html#foldedsloper 

    this link should take you to somewhere in the middle of chapter 4, all about sleeves.  It shows how to take your one piece sleeve and morph it into a 2 piece.

    Hope this helps,


    1. WandaJ | | #2

      Thank you for the referral. I've used this site before but somehow forget about it as a first resource when I have questions. So, all can see upon whom it is that I rely upon. And, if you didn't get the answer to that please know it is Y O U - members of this Gatherings forum.

  2. fabriclover007 | | #3

    you can change it.  Actually i use my same sleeve pattern in all patterns. 

    1. WandaJ | | #4

      Thanks. Is it the same company's pattern that you use, or do you intermingle the company's patterns;  and, is it a 1, 2, or 3-pc sleeve pattern? Finally, what changes did or do you to make to the sleeve and/ or the armhole if any?

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