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QueenbyQuinn
« on: June 13, 2006 05:25:41 PM »

I am designing a dress and I would like it to have flutter sleeves kind of like this:

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However, I am kind of lost on how to cut the shape and how the lengths should be and everything (for the armhole etc).  Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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Caterina
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006 08:04:45 PM »

I like the look of these sleeves, I would do them as a circular pattern. They're similar to a flounce on the hem of a skirt. It should look like donut, cut to the center circle and as you open and pin to the armhole it will give you the desired look. Hope that I was able to help, let me know if you need more details. I would love to see the finished garment.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006 08:10:01 PM »

Or if you want to do them another way, you would do the oppisite thing to a puffed sleeve.

Get your original sleeve pattern (looks like you want a cap-length sleeve from those pics) and slash in about 3 places from the hem end, to-but-not-through the other side. Then spread each slash the same amount apart, put some paper underneath and the original bit down, and there you go!
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QueenbyQuinn
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006 08:36:38 PM »

Thaanks.
I like the look of these sleeves, I would do them as a circular pattern. They're similar to a flounce on the hem of a skirt. It should look like donut, cut to the center circle and as you open and pin to the armhole it will give you the desired look. Hope that I was able to help, let me know if you need more details. I would love to see the finished garment.

I was thinking this too.  One question, how do I measure the circle in the middle for the armhole?
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006 09:44:30 PM »

You need to measure the armhole you are stitching the sleeve too, which would roughly be the cap of the sleeve if you take it from a sleeve pattern.
BTW The cut you make to the center circle will give you straight edges these are stitched to the armhole also, so this will need to be included.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006 07:19:50 AM »

I was thinking this too.  One question, how do I measure the circle in the middle for the armhole?
No, you want to put it slightly off-center so the outside length matches the inside, under-arm length when your arm is in it.

I've done these before and I LOVE them!

Here's the "pattern" piece.

here's the finished sleeve.
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QueenbyQuinn
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006 02:25:39 PM »

Thanks so much!  I unfortunately don't have enough fabric to do them on this dress but I definitely plan to sometimes. 

I guess I am just confused how to draw the circle and what size, like the diameter  ??
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