Hi - please take a look at my original reply to you for my take on the
sleeve. (To my knowledge there is no particular term for this sleeve.) As to
making it, it depends on how you're interpreting the sleeve: if it's
one-piece to the elbow with a stuffed and slashed top, or if it's a
close-fitting elbow-length undersleeve with 1-2 slashed and puffed rolls
added to the top. (My interpretation.)
Margo "One Tough Costumer" may have a pattern for the former although you
don't really need to buy a separate pattern beyond a basic straight sleeve.
If you choose to make it one-piece, you'll cut the lining according to the
pattern. (There's a period construction method to cutting the sleeve seam
under the elbow, but I wouldn't worry about it.) Then you will slash the
pattern and spread it at the top to make the outer sleeve pattern; you'll
cut the dress fabric out of this and mount it to the lining.
There are several ways to make the slashes and puffs. One way is using the
silk to stuff the sleeve and pull it out of the finished slashes. That can
get expensive if the fabric is costly.
A more economical way is to puff the sleeve with whatever-stuffing you
decide to use, cut circles out of your silk, sew gathering stitches around
the edges, pull them up and individually insert each one into a finished
Other ways too but I'll stop there.
] On Behalf
Of Desideria Liberati di Norcia
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 11:34 AM
Subject: [SCA-Garb] Re: Need advice on a sleeve
OK. Now we've identified the gown, and I'm back to my original
question - the sleeve. What is it called, and where can I find a
pattern that will help me re-create it? I'm totally enamoured of this
sleeve and I'm determined to have it. Please help me if you can. :^)
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