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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sleeves On Saturdays

It has been brought to my attention that there are a number of sleeves that I have done for you that you've never seen on my body, so over the next few weeks, I will be modeling the sleeves for you. Not that I make the best model, but at least it gives you an idea of what the sleeve looks like on a body rather than just on my dress form.
You may remember this dress from last summer. I did a tutorial on how to draft the collar for Sew News. You can find that post here, http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/2013/06/05/the-shawl-collar-tutorial-by-guest-blogger-rhonda-buss/
I did a tutorial on how to draft the sleeve here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/06/sleeves-on-saturdays.html
And here I am. If you saw the post I did last year, you may remember that I was in a quandary about what I would do for a belt. Well, I dug through my scarf drawer and I found the sash. I was so happy. Problem solved!
I never named this sleeve. We'll call it
The Stylized Shoulder Pleated Sleeve
I went back and forth about the length of the skirt and finally decided to leave it long since the dress has such a vintage feel.
I see that I need to do a little more pressing. All in all though, I really like the dress.     
So now you have an idea of what the dress looks like on a body. 
By the way, that's a big chain laying on the ground in the background. My husband has been working on a project and I didn't realize that the chain was there. If you didn't know what it was you might think that a big horse has been in my yard!!!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Rhonda 



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16 comments:

  1. Before you mentioned it, I thought, "such a vintage feel." Very pretty, and the belt/sash looks like it was planned for it all along.

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    1. This is one for the never throw anything away argument, I made the sash to go with an outfit I designed for a fashion design course I took at University of Houston. I took one flat pattern class and thought I knew everything!!!!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the pleats on the sleeves and the fabric covered buttons. The style really suits you. You make a terrific model. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love coming to visit your blog, dear Rhonda! You always surprise me and today is no exception, you look awesome and absolutely adorable in this dress, you know my love for vintage fashion. Love, love this dress!

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  4. You are a great model for this dress! The bodice has such interesting details.

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  5. That colour looks great on you - and you are a super model for the dress - a retro feel without being too retro.

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  6. I am always a fan of your sleeve styles you look like a flower in it..

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  7. So pretty! I love the pleats on the sleeve -- very feminine style.

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  8. That is a really pretty sleeve. I love how its fullness balances out the big hem. Great vibe and that orange isx awesome.

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  9. LOL! You cracked me up with your "big horse" remark. Darling dress. The sleeve looks a little low under the arm. Does your bra show?

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    1. Thanks Joy! When I saw the picture, I just couldn't allow people to think that I don't pick up after my dogs, so I had to say something.
      The sleeve does five the appearance that it is low under the arm, but it isn't in the least.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. Someone left a comment on FB that this is not a good look for me. I was out shopping on Saturday after I took the pictures and a number of strangers complimented me on how nice I looked, so to each his own I guess :)

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  11. Yay! I loved this dress when you posted the sleeve tutorial--happy to see it on you now. I really like the scarf as a belt, too.

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    1. You should give this sleeve a try Sara. I think it would look really cute on you.

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