OK, so I said I’d put together a quick tutorial on the Snow White sleeves-so I’m writing it up and posting it so I won’t forget! (Like I’ve ever done that before. heh heh)
Alos, sorry about the bad quality of these pics-this was done at night time, obviously!
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Here’s the basic sleeve shape.
To give you an idea of how big it is compared to the bodice piece, here’s a pic of that. It’s easy to make and very easy to fit when gathered.
I cut two pieces of blue from my pattern, and then cut it up in three places like so, to insert the red into later.
Then I cut strips of red 2″ wide.
Make sure the red strips are basically long enough for the sleeve part. We’ll trim them down later.
Then, sew the pieces right sides together, alternating red and blue-making sure to keep the pieces in order. Sew with about 1/4″ seam.
I kept the bottom of the sleeve lined up as evenly as possible-them trimmed the top off where needed.
like this…Press your seams towards the blue fabric.
Then, form a pleat by folding the blue fabric into the middle of the red, and pin it down like so. Sew over these pleats to keep them in place.
This is the back view. Continue with the rest of your pleats and then sew on a band along the bottom and sew to the bodice. (don’t have pics for this part)You won’t need to gather it because of the seams you made-that used up all the gathering space.
Hopefully this made some sense! Let me know if not.