Sleeves are one of the things that seem to always be too tight on me. Measure your upper arm then add 2" for fitting ease. My upper arm measures 19" + 2" = 21". The pattern measures 19" at the underarm between the stitching lines. So I will need to ad 2" to the adjusted pattern.
Trace around sleeve pattern with one color marker.
This method always fits into the armhole of the pattern so nice.
Increased sleeve above the original pattern piece.
The pattern is still intact and undamaged and now you have a correct size sleeve for you. Make sure you mark your new pattern pieces with markings from the original and include the pattern number.
I have used this method many times and as long as you measure correctly, the sleeve always comes out perfect.
I am in progress of making another top. Will show you more pictures soon.
Until next time......