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Date: 3/10/12 10:50 PM

I'm working on Simplicity 1879 the Lisette Souviner top and wondering abut the two piece sleeve. This is a loose fitting raglan sleeved blouse with 3/4 sleeves. The sleeves have a front and back with seams at the top shoulder as well as the underarm. I'm not having any problems with the pattern, I'm just interested in learning more abut the construction and pattern drafting. Obviously, there's a different look to the shaping this way, but why else might the designer choose this kind of sleeve over the more typically shape?

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Date: 3/11/12 3:11 PM

Just a few thoughts.
The pattern pieces are smaller so can fit on the fabric easier and perhaps save on yardage.

The over arm seam can be used for fitting.

It can be a design feature... leave part of the seam open.

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Date: 3/11/12 3:33 PM

Here's Liesl's blogpost on the Simplicity 1879, with pictures.


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Date: 3/11/12 3:50 PM

What are the pattern pieces associated with this dress-- do you simply cut four sleeves, or two front sleeves + 2 back sleeves?

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Date: 3/11/12 11:19 PM

There is a front and back sleeve piece. It definatley saves on yardage, but only a little, I think. I thinki it allows for a fitted sleeve without the usual gathered cap. However, it requires precision assembly. It does look nice and smooth, but I'm not sure I love the extra seam down the top of the arm.

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Date: 3/12/12 9:00 PM

There are two types of raglan sleeve. One has a top seam and the other has a dart at the neckline. It's basically for fitting and it's easy to add for a full bicep with the top seam. It also makes it easy to fit the sleeve to the slope of your shoulder.

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Date: 3/12/12 9:49 PM

As Nancy K explained, a raglan sleeve can have a dart or a seam. A seam is easier, IMO; less chance of a pokey dart! I think it's a little bit more beginner/user friendly, which is part of the point of the Lisette patterns, I believe.

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Date: 3/20/12 7:12 PM

I just finished a muslin of this pattern. The sleeves worked well and gave the shoulder some structure. They went together easily. The only tricky part was attaching them to the body and making sure the corners on the neckline matched up. Other than that I have no idea the purpose.

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