Puffed sleeve – mucking about

I’m in between fabric deliveries, who isn’t? so I pulled remnants from my stash to make this muslin. I seldom keep remnants now, except for tote and bag linings. But this came together color-wise. Frankly, I really do not wear a lot of green but the britches are much loved linen pants and are lime!. The lizards…not so much love.

In my usual fashion, I made a whole shirt. This is a scoop-neck Grainline Lark with new sleeves. I just like to test my sewing approach and fabric all the way. For the sleeve: I used a tutorial to slit the sleeve and redraft a new one. Check out IKat bag for a great tutorial:

Source. http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/08/drafting-part-vii-adapting-basic-sleeve.html

Of course I had to choose a length – sleeve plus cuff – which you can do with judicious use of a measuring tape 🙂 I was after a 3/4 or so sleeve including the cuff. Unfinished, mine is about 17″ center top to hem, and I used an 11″ x 4″ self-fabric to fashion the cuff.

I think this a win! even though I tossed the muslin 🙂 I really want to try this on a tunic top for the winter months, something new to offset the typical tee shirt doldrums. Bye for now! Coco

11 thoughts on “Puffed sleeve – mucking about

  1. I do love your posts!! That top is great, love the sleeves and the cuff makes it look much easier to get into a coat than the loose, open ones. I recently discovered ikatbag too, trying to learn more about fitting. I’m very new to garment sewing but I have big dreams. After the holidays I plan to get back to garments only for a while, but right now I’m finishing up some bags that I’m making for gifts. I picked a complex pattern and it’s taking a long time to get it just right. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

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  2. Ooo those pants though… please, Coco, what is the pattern? They are precisely the style and drape I am looking for. And the color is perfect with that blouse – the proper word for those trousers is certainly a blouse.

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  3. What a fun post! At first glance I thought you had made a jumpsuit LOL! Do they even use that term anymore lol? I love how you share with us, to me you are so advanced like a tailor and I absorb what you share like a big sponge. I could sit here and tell you all the stuff I learned from you but it’d take a long time so just know I love your blog, please keep being you. Amie 🙂

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    1. I’ve just discovered your fabulous blog, and am hopping from post to post. Thanks for the great link to the sleeve tutorial, and also for the extra sketches you take t

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  4. Nice job on your sleeve. I have to take exception to you tossing the muslin. I LOVED the outfit at first glance. It pulled together so well. I hope you didn’t toss to far and are able to retrieve it. Seriously, it really does look great with the green pants.

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  5. I always enjoy hearing about your creative process and like the results here very much. You have such a pleasing sense of style. Thanks for sharing

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