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Nora with Ruffle Sleeve

How cute is this ruffle sleeve on the Nora knit dress! We shortened the long sleeve and added a ruffle to create a 3/4 sleeve and to give her all the ruffles her heart (and yours) desire. This sleeve can also be added to the Kaki pattern.

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Pattern: Nora

Fabric: Knit Raspberry Floral on Navy by Stof Fabrics

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Cutting Instructions

Sleeve Ruffle For the Nora Knit Dress, use the following chart to shorten the long sleeve before attaching ruffle. The measurement is from underarm seam.

Using the pattern piece in the PDF, cut 2 sleeve ruffles. If you need assistance on working with our layered digital downloads, please see our digital pattern FAQs.


1. Sew the two short ends of the sleeve ruffle with right sides together, forming a circle. Finish seam and press to one side.

2. Sew two lines of gathering stitches across the top raw edge of the sleeve ruffle. Stitch the first line 3/8” from the raw edge, and stitch the second line 5/8” from the raw edge. Start and end gathering stitches 1/4" from each short edge.

3. Serge or zig zag the lower edge of the sleeve ruffle. Fold up lower edge 1/2" and press. Topstitch with twin needle to form the ruffle hem. Repeat with the other ruffle.

4. Gather ruffle to fit the lower sleeve edge. Stitch in place with 1/2" seam. Finish seam and press seams towards sleeve.

Adaptation by Melissa Sansom

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