Can you believe we are nearly done with the sewing 101? The last few lessons are pretty key. Sleeves for example, If you are making a top I bet it has sleeves. So let's talk sleeves.
The basic drafting of a sleeve was shown in the drafting lesson. But let's say you want to do something different. Like add a gather to the sleeve. You will just change the sleeve curve.
Making the curve higher will allow for room for a gather, without adding bulk or width to the sleeve itself. Another way of adding a gather would be making the whole sleeve wider. (the piece shown will be cut on the fold)
There are a couple ways of sewing the sleeve in. The one I do the most often is called the shirt sleeve. (basic right?) To prepare setting the sleeve you will need to sew the front and back pieces at the shoulder.