Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Sleeves

I was getting a little tired of my open sleeves on my blue dress getting in the way, so I thought I'd re-make them.  If I remember correctly, Elizabeth Stewart Clark had mentioned that kind of sleeve wasn't very popular/fashionable in my era (or maybe she was speaking of the bodice, I'll have to check), and even Saundra Ros Altman, who made the pattern, also mentioned it would also be appropriate to add a cuff to that type of sleeve (although she could have been talking about the wrapper, but the sleeves are similar, so I suppose it could go for both).

After further thought, I decided not to re-make the entire sleeve, just add a cuff.  Rather than stay up the night before our day at TITP, I thought I'd wait and do it sometime the next week; however, when I got up in the morning and the kiddos were still asleep, I thought I'd try and cuff my sleeves.  Bad idea.  Don't ever do an alteration the day of your event!

OK, it really didn't turn out that bad, but I was stressed worrying that the kids would wake up and I'd have a couple, or just one, unfinished sleeve.

I did a closed cuff that just slips over my hand. I worried it would be hot, but it was just fine.

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I think it came out quite well.

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