Jenny La Fleur
sleeves... need I say more? - Jenny La Fleur
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sleeves... need I say more?

Thanks to a headache I slowed down to a crawl on my progress tonight. Moo. I'm finally happy with the fit of the bodice though (although the center front bottom is wrinkling now, what is up with that?!). The sleeves however...

Basically the sleeves look pretty good, except they *just* fit the armhole. No characteristic tucks in the cap. I did some research through my files and books and found that 18th century sleeves don't always have tucks. Well shoot! I thought they did - so you never know! I think I want the tucks though anyway, for my sacque at least.

I think the armhole is too deep into the back though. I must have Regency on the brain because it's really more a Regency than 18th century thing - opps! Or if it is, it’s one of those more square sleeve affairs and so a different construction than my sleeves. I'm thinking if I shallow out the back of the arm hole that should give me more sleeve to work with and the ability to make some tucks. That's probably too simple to work, these are sleeves after all and sleeves are evil.

Proving my theory right or wrong will require another toile and I'm ready for bed. I think I'll go ahead and trace this toile off first as 18th cen basic bodice #1 though... no tucks might be nice on my next jacket. *wink*


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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 2nd, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC) (link)
The toile looks great!
And no matter how many times we say it, its always true. Sleeves are evil! ;)
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: November 2nd, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Very nice fit on the toile. And I concur, sleeves are evil incarnate. :p
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