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False Sleeves or Foresleeves
These will be made out of the flocked material that matches the petticoat.
I have saved a piece form the petticoat fabric for these sleeves. I trust it is enough, I don't have much left at all.
So they will be as small as I can get away with. 12-12-09
I have enough for the sleeves and will start them in the New Year! If I have enough of the fabric, I'm going to insert a gore into the back of the skirt to make it bigger. 12_31_09
OK got the sleeve fabric cut out. Now I need to make the false pulls of linen for them and sew them up. They are pretty usless without the overdress. 1_06_09
Cut out the silk taffata lining today. Need to make a template for the openings. Will also need to find some nice findings for the decorations and will use a silk fabric for the false pull through's.
Cut out the holes for the pull through...3 of them. Lined them with silk taffata. Made the pull through from white linen: 3 of them.
I used a gathered piece of linen 2.8 from fabric-store.com for the pulls. Sewed them in place around the openings. Then I made 2 30" tubes of the same linen and you can see on the 2nd photo I place and pined in place I'll sew these areas down by hand. I need to find some nice jewelery to put along these points.
Used my inkle trim in linen for the ties one on each side. I trust this will keep them from slipping around. The shape of the foresleeve should help too.