The Leg-O-Mutton Sleeve Revisited
I received a question from Chris in Indiana yesterday about the leg-o-mutton sleeve. She attended the
American Sewing Expo in Novi back in September and got to have an in person look at the outfit I did for the contest. Here's a picture of the two of us together. Such a beautiful smile :) Chris is a fireball when it comes to drafting a number of the sleeves I've posted. She just loves taking on the challenge and has had great success with her endeavors.
Chris loved the outfit I did for the contest and especially the sleeve.
http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/10/sleeves-on-saturdays.html, I told you that the rule of thumb is that for every 3" that the cap is spread, add 1" to the cap. The sleeve in the above picture is made from a knit that holds its shape and doesn't have a lot of drape. If I had added the rule of thumb amount to the cap, it would really stand up rather high. This sleeve only has 1 1/2" added to the cap. I wear this top as a base layer under my ski sweater. I like that at the end of the day, when I take my sweater off, I have something on that is rather feminine and a little unexpected.
You can see that the top below has LOTS of drape. It is also a knit, but since it is so drapey, it will not hold a stand at the top of the sleeve. The top below has the rule of thumb amount added to the top of the sleeve.
This is a great sleeve to add to many outfits and one that you can have lots of fun with.
Happy Saturday Everyone!