|In the studio Jennifer is trying on her cap sleeve crop top (from doll clothes pattern 1801)|
Of course it is much better if the pattern comes with the lines in the right place so you can get it right first time.
When I started designing doll clothes patterns I wanted to include as many simple drafting variations as possible. Now that I have worked out the best lengths for different sleeves it is easy to include sleeve length variations in all my patterns. I really like the no hem cap sleeve I have used in the Collection of Basic Knit Tops. You can make it yourself from any basic knit sleeve.
How to modify the sleeve of your doll clothes pattern
|Print out an extra sleeve piece. Create a cap sleeve from your regular sleeve.|
|Cut it off with a side seam of just 1/2".|
|Cut the new sleeve on the fold.|
|Keep the sleeve folded and the raw edges together at the sleeve head|