For many decades, the flashlight sleeve has not lost its popularity. And this is easy to explain - just such a sleeve gives special elegance to women's and children's clothing. It was not invented today. Similar sleeves are found in old engravings. It looks especially beautiful on dresses and blouses made of light fabric.
The flashlight pattern is based on the pattern of the most common short sleeve. Take a piece and trace it on graph paper. Measure the bottom of the sleeve and find the middle. Put a point. From the marked point, draw a perpendicular up to the head of the sleeve. You now have a middle line. Cut out the pattern and cut along the midline.
Take another sheet of graph paper, spread the pattern on it so that there is a gap between the cuts of the midline. Midline cuts should be parallel. Divide the middle of the sleeve in half and mark a dot. From this point, step back 1, 5-2 cm and put another point. Connect it with the edges of the side cuts of the sleeve with a smooth line. Cut out a pattern. Transfer the pattern to the fabric, remembering to add seam allowances.
Stitch the sleeve seam. Tie in gathers at the top and bottom of the sleeve. Pull up the gathered upper along the armhole line. Sew in and sew in sleeve. Fold the lower part of the sleeve 2-2.5 cm so that you get a drawstring. Sew, leaving a hole for the elastic. Then insert the elastic.
The width of the gap depends on how fluffy you want the sleeve to be. Usually it is up to 10 to 20 cm. If you are sewing such a sleeve for the first time, make a paper pattern first. More experienced dressmakers can model the sleeve directly on the fabric.