Harrison Shirt Full Bicep Sleeve
This free download is a Full Bicep Sleeve piece for the Harrison Shirt, adding another 1 inch (2.5cm) of ease into the bicep. The amount of ease you need is a personal choice, but we usually recommend 1.5 - 2.5 inches.
This piece comes as a Print At Home PDF pattern, with 11 pages to print and tape (advice on how to assemble the pattern is here).
I love this pattern, the quality of the pattern, envelope & instruction booklet. I would say that it fits true to size. I made the pattern in a size 18 knowing that I would need to make adjustments for my personal fit. I have the online tutorial
of Jenny teaching have to sew this shirt. Great instruction and camera angles! I could listen to her all day : )
I made this pattern (size 20, cup E/F) for my daughter, who is tall, not just big around. The sleeves were about 3" too short, and the shirt could have been longer too. Otherwise a great design. I'll know better the next time around to adjust considerably!
I love this shirt and following the workshop has taught me so much. I enjoyed making something that turned out just right.
I purchased the class & pdf version of the pattern.
1. I absolutely HATE tissue patterns. HATE HATE HATE them. On a whim, I decided to try Cashmerette, so I purchased the pdf and class. WARNING: I haven't sewn a garment in probably 20 years...
Off I went to KINKO's (US) with my Pattern PDF, and had it printed on 36" wide paper. OHMYGOSH!
I was happier than an ant at a picnic. The heavier paper was dynamite! There are NO WORDS to describe how much I loathe tissue patterns - they were a large part of why I got tired of sewing, and the weird sizing of commercial patterns made the decision to STOP muuuuch easier.
2. I'm 6' tall, an apple-ish shape, and have a devil of a time finding shirts that fit through the shoulders & waist, and struggle getting the length I need in the body/arms. I'd like to raise my arms w/o revealing everything between my waist and chin to the world TYVM.
I also wanted sleeves that didn't look like bat wings they were so far oversized for MY arms, and darts that weren't at my waist b/c I have a smaller bust.
The class has been immensely helpful thus far - while I'm 50% through my "trial shirt" constructed of muslin.
I am already looking forward to my next project(s) - fitting and sewing have been pretty simple!
The instructions in the class are excellent. I am very impressed with the speed of the class (not too fast/slow), and the level of detail.
If I were to make a change, the only change would be to offer the option of purchasing the video on a DVD. I'd happily pay another 10-15.00 if i could have a disc!!! :)
Thank you for a wonderful product!