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Different Parts of Garments Sleeve Length

Different Parts of Garments Sleeve Length

Jahanara Akter
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: fashionelongation@gmail.com


Sleeve is a part of a garment that covers all or some part of an arm. The pattern of the sleeve is one of the characteristics of fashion in dress. Sleeve is the main decoration part in our garments. For the garments pattern design various types of sleeves are widely used for both men and women, such as: long sleeve, short sleeve, kimono sleeve, etc.

Sleeve lengths:

Different parts of sleeve lengths are  normally used in garments pattern. Sleeve lengths are mainly depends on the garments design and buyer needs. Different parts of sleeve lengths are pictured in below:

Different parts of sleeve length

Different parts of Sleeve Lengths:

These sleeve lengths are shortly describe in below

Drop shoulder:

The sleeve is attached to an armhole shaped to extend wider than the natural shoulder.


Extension to the front and back of the garment to cover the top of the arm.


Sleeve length ending about half the distance between elbow and underarm.

Elbow length:

Any style sleeve that ends at the elbow.


Three-quarter length cuff less sleeve to show bracelet.


Long sleeve tapered to the wrist so it can be pushed up to stay in place (also called push-up).


Any long flowing sleeve. May extend longer than the arm.



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  1. Nice knowledgeable information

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