Sunday, April 25, 2010


I pick some sleeves and sew them in along the armpit leaving the shoulders open. Then i try it on again and pin in the shoulders for optimal look and mobility.

I often do trim on the sleeve while it's flat and THEN sew the sleeve into a tube. In this case I threw in some fake smocking for kicks. Can't say i have any references for this sleeve but it looks fun and era-reminiscent which is what i shoot for in these quickie gowns.

The research stage before making a gown can be an enormous time sink and when I need to GET IT DONE I just wing it. After i've worn a gown a time or two I may have changes to make, but I've made it easy to adapt so that's not a such a big deal.

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