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Balloon sleeve dress

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Let's draft together the pattern for this trendy mini dress.

It features a front detail with cutout and amazing balloon sleeves!

The perfect fabric is something lightweight and natural, as silk or viscose.

Start from a basic block with darts and wearing ease appropriate for the fabric (we suggest minimum 8cm at bust circumference and 4-6 at waist one). You also need a basic matching sleeve.

Step 1

Get front and back bodice and draw the panel cut first. Then redraw the armhole upper part inward by 2-3cm. Make sure the measurement on shoulder line is even.

On front only, draw the cutout as triangles. Divide the center front length by 5 to draw the cutouts.

Step 2

Cut through all lines and separate the pieces.

Discard the dart volume.

Step 3

Get the little armhole pieces (mark which one is from back and which is from front) and the basic sleeve.

Step 4

Merge the armhole pieces to sleeve cap by matching notches.

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