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Topic: Princess Sleeves....? HELP?!  (Read 704 times)
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« on: July 20, 2008 05:42:35 PM »

Is there a tut or anything out there for making princess sleeves? I'm trying to finish my Lolita outfit, but with the cut sew shirt, I would like to put princess sleeves on it, but I don't know how.

Thanks ahead of time!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 07:15:21 AM »

Define princess, please.

Sleeves have been around long enough that every style of sleeve has a formal name, show us a picture and we can give you the right name & help you find a pattern for it.

The sleeve head (the top of the sleeve where it attatches to the blouse) has a very specific shape depending on the style wanted and is one of the harder things to learn to draft from scratch, there are very few tutes for sleeves as a result. The sleeve tutes you will find are for peasant blouses where there is not a shaped sleeve head.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 04:10:47 PM »

Sleeves like this.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 05:11:55 PM »

Penlowe - glad you asked for clarification.

PP - those are very different sleeves.

The pink one on the right is a "raglan sleeve" that would be found on a "peasant top". There are a lot of tutes for those.

The white one on the left is a set in sleeve. The sleeve head has "extra fabric" to allow for gathering. Not sure what to look for in a google search - maybe puffed sleeve.

The pink one would certainly be the easiest because it doesn't involve a sleeve head however the sleeve needs to match the rest of the top. You can't put a raglan sleeve in a shirt that was cut with a standard armhole.

but with the cut sew shirt, I would like to put princess sleeves on it,

I'm not sure if you are saying you already cut out and sewed the rest of the top and just need to add sleeves. If so you probably need to find the info for a "set in sleeve" which will be difficult because the shape has to match the armhole.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 08:28:53 PM »

Thanks a lot!
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 03:50:30 AM »

Am I right in guessing that you have a pattern that includes normal sleeves? If so, here's a tute on how to alter an existing sleeve to create a puff sleeve.
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