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    Liz Selby @lizselby

    I love this top. My 90 year old mom wants me to make one for her, but she wants a sleeve. Any suggestions?

    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Hi Liz, the breezy blouse is lovely, but it’s very essence is its sleevelessness, no?
    Adding a sleeve to a sleeveless pattern is tricky. I’d focus on going the other way:
    What is it you like about the breezy blouse?
    It would be much easier to copy the neckline, the side panel blocking or the hem shape onto another pattern that already had sleeves.
    There’s a Lisette woven tee pattern with a standard set in sleeve that springs to mind as a blank canvas that you could then turn into something more like a breezy blouse.
    Does that make sense? It seems the path of least resistance to me.

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