Okay, are you all ready for the tutorial portion of this variation? Here we go! Crazy patterned tights are optional, you will need the Scout Tee pattern however.
Figure 01 | Begin by tracing off your sleeve pattern. Draw a line from the center of the shoulder down the length you’d like your sleeve to be.
Figure 02 | Determine the width you’d like your sleeve opening to be and square a line at the bottom of the vertical line you drew in Figure 01. This line should be centered.
Figure 03 | Connect the underarm points of the sleeve cap line with the edges of your horizontal line.
Figure 04 | Erase the unneeded sleeve lines and square a small line out from the sleeve seams at the hem edge.
Figure 05 | Redraw the hem edge with a slightly curved line that adheres to the square marks you made in Figure 04. This prevents the hem of the sleeve from meeting at an angle along the underarm seam.
Figure 06 | Erase the original hem line. This is your new sleeve.
Figure 07 | One last step. Fold the sleeve in half with the underarm seams together. Your seams should be the same length and if not, make any needed corrections now.
That’s all! Now, if you’re wondering what the reason you can’t just lengthen the sleeve along the original hem line is, it’s because the original sleeve is a cap sleeve. By their nature, the hem line is lower along the underarm seam and higher at the outside center of the sleeve. Because of this if you simply lengthened the sleeve you wouldn’t have an even hem, resulting in extra fabric along the inside of the sleeve and most likely some pretty odd pulling. Luckily this method is super easy and you can customize it depending on where you’d like the sleeve to fall along your arm.
As usual, if you have any questions just let me know in the comments below.