Camimade Nuage Balloon Sleeve Shirt



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Buy the Nuage Balloon Sleeve Shirt sewing pattern from Camimade. With its balloon sleeves and fitted bodice, Nuage is a feminine alternative to the basic t-shirt. Nuage offers two balloon sleeve lengths (short and medium-length), and a long sleeve extension. This pattern will teach you how to finish a neckline professionally. Very quick to sew, you will need more than one in your wardrobe!

A matching pattern for babies and toddlers is also available.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight knit fabric like cotton jersey, with 30 – 50% elasticity (10 cm of fabric extends to 13 – 15 cm when stretched). Choose a fabric with good recovery (recovers its initial shape after being stretched).

Fabric requirements:

Balloon sleeves:

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes A – D, 0.9 m (1 yd) // Sizes E – F, 1 m (1 yd) // Sizes G – H, 1.1 m (1 1/4 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Sizes A – D, 1.1 m (1 1/4 yd) // Sizes E – H, 1.7 m (1 3/4 yd).

Long sleeves:

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes A – C, 0.9 m (1 yd) // Sizes D – G, 1.2 m (1 1/4 yd) // Size H, 1.5 m (1 3/4 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Sizes A – D, 1.5 m (1 3/4 yd) // Sizes E – H, 1.8 m (2 yd).

Sizing: A – H (approx. UK 8 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: A jersey twin needle and a jersey needle; iron-on tape/stay tape to reinforce the shoulders; woven bias tape for the inner neckline finish, approx. 20-30 cm x 2.5 cm (8″-10″ x 1″) // For the long sleeve version only: transparent elastic tape, 6 mm (1/4″) wide.

This pattern was designed to be sewn with an overlocker, but it can also be sewn with a regular sewing machine.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions with detailed hand-painted illustrations; A4 print-at-home pattern (15 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (15 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet). This pattern has layers, so you can select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information



Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level



UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

15 Pages

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