This tutorial shows you how to fine-tune your no-ease sleeve cap when drafting with older versions of My Sloper (< Version 3.0). My Sloper makes every attempt to draft a zero-ease sleeve cap that matches the bodice armhole. It uses an algorithm based on sound mathematical geometry principles.
However, we also employ a feature called, “The Sleeve Notch Control”, which allows the dressmaker to tweak its value to provide a more visually-appealing and smoother curve for the sleeve cap. Here are two sample sleeve cap patterns that need tweaking.
|This sleeve cap needs tweaking|
|Tweak the Sleeve Notch Control value|
To tweak this sleeve cap, simply increase the “Sleeve Notch Control” value by several notches, from 0.55 to 0.6. Then click on the Draw button to redraw the pattern.
|Better Smoother Sleeve Cap|
The resulting sleeve cap curve is now more pleasing to the eye. You may have to repeat this step until you find the best smooth curve for the sleeve cap.
|This sleeve cap needs tweaking as well|
However, the solution to this is not to increase the sleeve notch, but to decrease it from 0.55 to 0.5. You may also use finer-grain tweaking in 0.1 increment, until you get the best curve.
|Better, Smoother Sleeve Cap|
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Test-drive My Sloper Sleeve 3.0 that eliminates the need to tweak the sleeve cap. Check it out by reading this article.