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Off-the-shoulder-fluttery-drapey thing
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Date: 7/31/13 7:15 PM

I'm working on a costume where my arms are currently bare, which I'm not 100% comfortable with. I thought a little half-circle fluttery swag thing, draped down off the shoulder, might be a simple detail I could add to my top to have a small amount of coverage... but I'm having a devil of a time 1.) Finding a picture of what I mean so 2.) I can figure out how to make it!

Didn't these used to be on otherwise strapless gowns? This picture is close enough:



And there are other images here.

The pictured one is made from chiffon, bound at the top & rolled hemmed at the bottom... mine does not need to copy this exactly. I would love to find some other examples so I have a better idea of what I want. I'm *guessing* the shape would be a pretty simple circular ruffle (more or less) with two attachment points... but I'd rather not wing it completely if there is guidance to be had out there!

Ideas?

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Date: 7/31/13 7:21 PM

I don't know what it is actually called, but I love that you called it fluttery drapey thing. That is exactly what I would have called it too. :D

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Date: 7/31/13 7:33 PM

A Bertha neckline?

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Date: 7/31/13 7:53 PM

I don't know about the neckline, but the fluttery "sleeve-like-thing" looks like a circular ruffle to me. Notice that there is no gathering at the top of the ruffle where it's sewn to the horizontal strap.

Utah State Extension Circular Ruffle instructions (PDF)

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Date: 7/31/13 8:31 PM

I was calling it a "dropped sleeve" when I was searching for something like it. I never found any patterns that were similar, though I was looking for a much more fitted sleeve. I know that if you make the neckline on a top too big, this is the effect you get, whether you like it or not.

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Date: 7/31/13 8:45 PM

Try Googling

dropped sleeve bare shoulder

bare shoulder dropped sleeve

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In reply to stirwatersblue <<


Date: 7/31/13 8:51 PM

Looks like an abbreviated peasant top with spaghetti straps added.

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Date: 8/1/13 0:36 AM

It looks like a modification of a half circle sleeve. The half circle sleeve is drafted as a half circle. Then you would remove the sleeve cap area. The drafting looks like this.

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Date: 8/1/13 0:47 AM

Awright you guys...It's a Boho top (as in Bohemian) and also called a Peasant top. Elastic goes all around, even at the sleeves, which are pulled down. When I was growing up in the late 50's, my neighbor wore these tops all the time. She was a beautiful Brazilian woman--dark hair and very dark eyes.

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Date: 8/1/13 3:45 AM

Do you mean a top like Naomi from the old tv show Mama's Family used to wear? Sleeveless with a long ruffle? I saw this pattern that may fit the bill on etsy. http://www.etsy.com/listing/155452410/vogue-9747-very-easy-peasant-blouse?ref=cat_list_11#zoom

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