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Date: 8/17/13 11:49 AM

Hello:

I hope someone can help me.

I am looking for instructional information on how to make a sleeve/cuff, but I have no idea what the style is called and the fashion plates I've seen are not helpful.

It is a frilly, lace-monster that sticks out of a sleeve and cascades everywhere in sort of a half-circle shape. Sort of a petticoat sticking out of a jacket sleeve that hides most of the hand. I've seen it on men's costumes in film. Typically, the outfit has a matching jabot. It may not be historically accurate.

What the heck is this called?

Thanks!

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Date: 8/17/13 12:19 PM

Are you perhaps thinking of engageantes? (They're typically seen on women's sleeves in the 18th century and are detachable.) If you're looking for a pattern for a men's version, the OOP Butterick 3894 (which, oddly, is sitting right beside my computer right now!) has them, although I can't say how accurate they are.

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Date: 8/17/13 12:27 PM

Yes!

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

I was thinking about making a pair of these and a few other accessories (jabot/dickey/ruffles and back clip) for a friend so that she could take an off-the-rack jacket and make it a bit more steamy.

Then, I remembered that she's wanting to do more of a Jessica Rabbit look.

We'll see what I can do in a short amount of time. And her event takes place over several days. I'm sure she's going to want to change it up and be a science nerd one of those days.

Apologies for the word vomit. Brain is in brainstorming mode.
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Date: 8/18/13 9:48 AM

Stirswater almost always has the answer! And beautiful cuffs by the way. TFS!

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Date: 8/18/13 11:04 PM

As much as I like to think I know a lot about many different things, pre-WWI fashion ... not so much. A wee smidge of Victorian, sure.

I'm grateful for the education.

And now I have many ideas.
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Date: 8/20/13 5:08 PM

And to add fuel to the fire, after looking high and low for this information, the latest issue of *Stitch* has a tutorial on making fancy cuffs. Of course, had I actually read the issue when it was purchased ...

But I did not know they were called engageantes. And *Stitch* simply called them "fancy cuffs."

Again ... thanks all!
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