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Mashable Sleeves List - Stretch Fabrics

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Mashable Sleeves: A Guide to Mixing and Matching Sleeve Styles in Sewing Patterns

Scroll down for table to see what sleeves you can swap between sewng patterns.

For woven sewing patterns list, see here

Embarking on a sewing project is not just about following a pattern; it's about creating a garment that reflects your unique style. One way to add a personal touch to your creations is by exploring the world of mashable sleeves—a technique where you can seamlessly combine sleeves from one pattern with the bodice of another. This opens up a realm of creative possibilities, allowing you to sew garments that are truly one-of-a-kind.

At Pattern Emporium, we often get asked about which patterns can be effortlessly mashed together, specifically focusing on sleeves. Imagine having the flexibility to use the bishop sleeve from the Dream On Dress on the gorgeously fitted Entice Me Dress or Flawsome Top or adorning the Besties Tee or Follow Me Wrap Dress with the charming Hello Gorgeous puff sleeve. It's all about the art of fusion, where your vision takes centre stage.

Picture below (left) Kate wearing the Flawsome Top with bishop sleeve from Dream On Dress.
(right) Kim wearing the Go-To Dress with Hello Gorgeous long puff sleeves & squared neckline. 

pattern mashing adding a bishop sleeve pattern mashing adding a puff sleeve

To make this process even more accessible, we've compiled a handy table, below, that serves as a go-to reference, detailing which sleeves can be interchanged without requiring any adjustments to the armhole of the pattern. Whether you're a seasoned seamstress or a novice enthusiast, this guide is designed to inspire and simplify your sewing journey.

So, let's dive into the world of mashable sleeves and discover how you can elevate your sewing projects to new heights. The possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your imagination.

Click on the pattern titles below to explore each design separately.  Let the creative process begin!

 

MASHABLE SLEEVES : STRETCH FABRICS

You can mix & match the sleeves listed in the patterns below with each other without altering the armhole.

PATTERN MAIN FEATURE(S) MASHABLE SLEEVES
Allure Bell Sleeve Tee Bell Sleeve
Besties Tee Flared & Banded Tee Cap, Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeves. Full Circle Flounce.
Bound To Be Tee Wide binding necklines, mini mock turtle neck Cap, Short, 3/4, Long & Cuffed.
Dream On Dress Fitted Bodice Tiered Dress & Skirt Sleeveless, Cap, 3/4 & Long Sleeve. Long sleeve with cuff. Bishop & Cropped Bishop Sleeve.
Entice Me Dress Fitted Dress Flared, Cap, Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeves.
Exhale Top & Dress  Hilo, Top & Dress Short, 1/2 & Long Sleeves
Flawsome Cut Out Top & Dress Fitted dress with fabulous cut out detail above the bust. Easy cap & short sleeve. Flounce. 3/4 & long fitted sleeve.
Follow Me Wrap Dress  Wrap Dress & Skirt Cap, Short & Long Sleeves. Full Circle Flounce.
Go-To Dress Fit & Flare Dress Sleeveless, Cap, Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeve.
Hello Gorgeous Top  Puff Sleeve Tee Puff Sleeves - Short, 1/2, 3/4 & Long.
Keep It Simple Tee T-shirt Cap, Short, 1/2, 3/4, Long Sleeve & Long with Cuff.
Own Your Magic Dress Fitted Dress, Side Splits, Wide Binding Cap, Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeves.
Ray Of Light Tee Asymmetric Rushed Tee Cap, Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeves. Full Circle Flounce.
Reconnect Cardi Longline fitted cardigan Fitted & semi fitted long sleeve, cap & short sleeve, puff sleeve.
Starstruck Tie Top Side Tie Top Short, 3/4 & Long & Long with Cuff Sleeves. Bishop Sleeve.
Trapeze Top Very Flared Top, Tunic & Dress Fitted Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeves.
True Romance Top Bishop Sleeve Top Bishop Sleeve - Cuffed, Extended Cuff, Shirred & Elastic.
Wanderlust Dress Fit & Flare Dress Fitted Short, 3/4 & Long Sleeves. Flared Short & Half Sleeve.

 

For our list of swappable sleeves in woven sewing patterns, see here