Scout Tee Modification 06: Cuffed Elbow Length Sleeves
The simplicity of the Scout Tee makes it a wonderful canvas for creativity, and it's why we're so excited to be featuring it all month long. We previously wrote about the measurements you'll want to take, full bust adjustments, and how important muslins can be on the path to a successful garment. Now, that we got the foundation of our Scout down pact we're ready to spend the rest of the month sharing variations and pattern inspiration! When we were writing the title for this post we were shocked to realize this was the sixth modification that we've posted for the Scout Tee. We're equally amazed that after eight years with this pattern we haven't run out of ideas yet. You can take a look through our past Scout Tee modifications here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
The cuffed sleeve for this shirt will be created in the exact same way we created the cuffed sleeves of our Uniform Dress; however, these will fall at a different length so the measurements you'll be taking will be different. It's a look we love, especially as the seasons change. If you have the Scout Sleeve Variation Pack you can follow the instructions for the cuffed sleeve (steps 7-15) to sew the cuffed sleeve, but you will still need to adjust the length of your sleeve to get this look following the tutorial below.
To start you'll need to figure out how long you want your finished sleeve to be. I want my finished sleeve to be 12” (30.48 cm) long along the outer edge of my arm which hits right at my elbow. I'm taking that 12” (30.48 cm) , you’ll use whatever length you want here, and adding 3¾” (9.52 cm) which will be the length needed to create the cuff of the sleeve. Take the total measurement (15¾″ or 40 cm in my case) and draw a line from the top of the sleeve cap down, parallel to the grain line. At the bottom of your measured line draw a perpendicular line.
Draw a line from each underarm corner, down to the new lower edge of the sleeve. These should be parallel with the grain line as well. These lines are your new underarm seams.
We’re making a 1 ½” (3.81 cm) cuff here so we’ll need to mark each of the fold lines at this point. Mark a line ¾” (1.90) up from the lower edge, then another 1 ½” (3.81 cm) from that line. The final line will also be 1 ½” (3.81 cm) from the previous line. Your pattern should look like the one above. This sleeve is straightforward to sew as well. Sew the underarm seam as you would according to the instructions in the pattern booklet.
With the sleeve right side up, fold the lower edge up along the top dashed line, 3 ¾” (9.52 cm), and press. Then fold and press ¼” (0.635 cm) over for the hem allowance.
Fold the hem edge over another ½” (1.27 cm) and press.
Fold the hem edge down to meet the lower edge, you’re creating the cuff right now.
Tuck the new sleeve length edge into the hem edge and pin in place catching only the hem edge and sleeve, not the cuff.
Unfold the pinned cuff, and then fold the sleeve down and out of the way. Stitch along the edge of the hem anchoring the hem in place. You may want to do a small bar tack at the underarm of the cuff to keep it from folding down while being worn.
Finish sewing your Scout according to the pattern instructions. Feel free to share any Scout's you make this month using the hashtag #scoutteeseptember on social media! We'll be reposting and sharing some of our favorites with the community. Still need the pattern? You can get it below by clicking the product links.