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Date: 5/17/13 10:39 PM

I really like the sleeves on this dress except that they go all the way down the back. I cannot seem to get in my head what a pattern for a sleeve like this (but that ends where sleeves usually end) would be shaped like, and I would love it if someone could help me out a bit :)

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Date: 5/17/13 10:49 PM

Your link doesn't work.

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Date: 5/17/13 10:55 PM

Ah! well I think I found a tutorial for it already, but let's try this link

and just in case, here's the tutorial

should that work just fine? any different techniques out there?

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Date: 5/18/13 9:28 AM

That's so pretty and feminine. Make sure you post a picture when you are done

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Date: 5/20/13 5:45 PM

If it was fabric and not chochet yarn instead, the part over the shoulders upper arm and down the back would be shaped like and a bit like the pattern piece here on this still current Vouge pattern. Maybe you can just use that, if you do not want the shoulder drape to be actually in one with the front bodice piece. So shape of that, if not in one with the front of the bodice, would be cut on the bias, and kind of a segment of a larger spiral or a curve. For $3.99 or so when Vouge patterns are on sale, then you got the pattern piece and don't even have to make one from scratch at all.

It looks to me though, they may have instead with a hand crochet needle made it more in one piece there though and in one with the front bodice. Just since you can shape things like that different and even make up your own fabric right where you need it each time that way instead. I don't think you could do that all in one piece like that with real knit or woven fabric yardage instead. Not even counting any hang of cloth or bias or anything else. Just because if you made any kind of pattern piece up that had the front bodice on it, and then the shoulder drape drape trying to come out over it as one piece like that, even when attempting to be cutting it out not on the fold of the fabric at all, still the left side of the back shoulder drape would use up and take up fabric needed for the right side of the shoulder drape, by even the curve of those there, and it would have to be somehow pieced of the fabric instead.


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-- Edited on 5/20/13 5:50 PM --

I have made up this older, not sold new anymore pattern, McCalls M4452 and it does have the sleeve cut in one with the bodice, also has a shoulder seam in it though.


-- Edited on 5/20/13 6:11 PM --
-- Edited on 5/20/13 6:12 PM --

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Date: 5/20/13 5:55 PM

Maybe I am reading this wrong, but it sounds to me like you do NOT want the drape down the back. Is this correct?

If so, the pattern piece will look something like a large C or crescent shape. The Colette Taffy blouse has sleeves like this. The only other pattern I have w/ similar sleeves is OOP. (S4823 - but the pic on PR only has the long sleeve version.)


Oh, here's someone blogging about the Taffy - and reducing the size of the sleeves. This is the original; pattern piece:

-- Edited on 5/20/13 6:03 PM --

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Date: 5/20/13 6:08 PM

The original picture of the dress does look like Crochet. But you may be able to mimic the flounce by making it from a circle.

There are tutorials online. I just can't get them to open right now.

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Date: 5/23/13 8:30 PM

You're correct, this looks very close, thank you!

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