Friday, May 6, 2011

Draping--Sort Of--A Sacque, Part Seven. The Sleeves.

Draping a robe a la francaise, or sacque. An eight part series! Click the tag or go to the tutorial page for links to all parts.

Chocolate Sleeves

To make the sleeves, I used a method I first saw Isis Wardrobe use on Live Journal probably a few years ago. I unfortunately don't have a link.

To do it, you put the right sides together on the silk, and right sides together on the linen and sew through all the layers. For the bottom inch or so, sew just the silk so that you can turn the edges under.

When you turn the sleeve right side out, it's lined! Truly like magic :)

Chocolate Sleeves

The sleeves with the side seams sewn.

Chocolate Sleeves

Chocolate Sleeves

Fold back the robing and set the bottom of the sleeve as you normally would. Line up the back corner of the sleeve with the seam allowance of the back strap and sew around to about the corresponding part in front.

Chocolate Sleeves

Chocolate Sleeves

Ease the top of the sleeve over the shoulder. Pleat the back to fit.

Chocolate Sleeves

Chocolate Sleeves

Fold the robing over to make sure it covers the sleeve cap. Try it on at this point.

Chocolate Sleeves

Fold the seam allowance of the lining under and pin. You'll whipstitch this to the sleeve.

After this, sew the top of the sleeve down. I used a spaced backstitch. You'll further secure it when you sew the robing over it.

3 comments:

  1. Great sleeve technique! I'm stealing it :D

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  2. I went looking for my own post yesterday and found that I somehow never posted it on my LJ, but on Dress diaries. here it is:

    http://dressdiaries.livejournal.com/337940.html

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    1. Thank you! II'll add the link to the post soon :)

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