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« on: May 12, 2009 09:40:42 PM »

Long time lurker, first time poster...my time of desperate need has brought me forth!

I'm working on reconstructing the long sleeves on my wedding dress into short petal sleeves like this:

And the closest thing to instructions that I can find is this picture:



But what are the two shapes? I've been messing around draping my sleeves, but I can't figure out what shape the pieces of sleeve need to be for them to look right. All my sewing books and patterns and stuff are packed up since I'm moving in with my husband-to-be after the wedding (which is in ten days) so those references are shot. I'm not tomorrow or this weekend so I do have time to finish it no problem...I just need to figure out how.

Any found or made tutes or diagrams would be really great. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009 12:28:04 AM »

This lady here explains a procedure, I hope it helps:
https://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/review/readreview.pl?ID=1878
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009 07:19:26 AM »

Good luck with the sleeve-making.  I have never made a petal sleeve, so I can't give you any advice.  I did however, find a link to a website that shows you how to convert a sleeve into a petal.  I'm sending the link and hope this helps.

http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/PatternMod/Sleeve/Petal.htm

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009 01:53:15 PM »

Take the original pattern piece.  Trace it twice.  Make each one narrower from the opposite side to overlap in the middle of your arm.  Or make one narrower on both sides.  Cut the other down the middle and tape the two inside seams together.  Then make it narrower from what was the middle to get the overlap on both sides of your arm.  Shorten both and curve the bottom so the curve tapers into the sides.  Pin them in and check if they overlap the right amount.  Hem them before you insert them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009 05:23:15 PM »

you need to start with a regular fitted sleeve pattern, then follow one the the instructions in the first two replies.
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