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Swap Sleeves Between Sewing Patterns (Woven Fabrics)

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This guide outlines the sleeves that are interchangeable across patterns, providing you with a chart detailing which sleeves can be swapped and a simple guide for doing so.

 Love our cropped bishop sleeve (Meet You There Dress) but want it on a button up shirt (All-In Shirt)? No problem. 

 What about if I told you it's so simple to add the gorgeous Be Mine Top balloon sleeve to an All-In Shirt Dress?

One of the things I love about sewing for myself is the freedom to blend and mix my favourite designs. It's like painting a picture with fabric, and it's this personal touch that makes each creation so special.

It's this creative freedom that I strive to pass on through our sewing patterns.

I want you to feel empowered to explore, experiment, and express yourself through your sewing projects. It's about embracing your individuality and making each piece uniquely yours.

Take a look at the table below, where I've compiled a list of mashable sleeves. 

The best part? You won't even need to alter the armhole for any of these combinations.

So, let's dive in and explore the myriad possibilities, turning fabric into a canvas for your unique style and imagination.

Pic 1:  Kate wearing the All In Shirt with Meet You There Dress cropped bishop sleeve. 
Pic 2: Sophie wearing Meet You There Tiered Dress with the Be Mine balloon sleeve. 

Sewing pattern mash All in Shirt with cropped bishop sleeve Sophie sewing pattern mash balloon sleeve


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

Simply check the list below to make sure the patterns you want to mash are compatible. 

Then cut out your pattern pieces - body, neckline etc. (let's call that pattern A) & sleeve (pattern B). 

Have a read over the sewing instructions from both patterns - particularly the process for adding the new sleeve (pattern B) as if might different from pattern A.   


Click on the pattern title below to view each pattern separately. 

Be Mine Top Easy Fit Flared Top Balloon sleeve
All In Shirt Easy fit button up shirt & shirt dress Cuffed long sleeve, short sleeve, short sleeve with ruffle, basic long sleeve, elastic hem sleeve.
Meet You There Dress Easy fit tiered dress Bishop sleeve - cropped & 3/4.
Take The Chance Dress Easy fit button up dress with tiered skirt Long & 3/4 plain sleeve (with or without elastic), short sleeve, flounce sleeve.
Smitten Jacket Easy Fit Jean-style Jacket Full sleeve with wide gathered cuff, Shirt sleeve with button-up cuff.