This past week, I received a message about one of my sleeve tutorials, and I was told that it was a little difficult to find. So I thought that before I start adding more to the pile of tutorials that I have done(and there is quite a pile!!), I would add a Sleeves On Saturday page to the blog. I've only begun to add the links, it's a rather large job, but within the next week or two, all of the links to all of the sleeves that I have done to date should be much easier to find. In the meantime, you can always go to my Sleeves On Saturdays Pinterest page and find them as well.
Since there are so many sleeve tutorials, I thought I would do a little recap. You'll find more on the Pinterest page, but this will help to refresh your memory...and mine :)
You'll find sleeves with draped pleats. The 2 below look similar, but they are actually not the same at all. Fun to draft and wear!The sleeves featured below also look rather similar, but again, the drafting is different and how they fall on the body is also quite different.
Over the past few years we've done a number of gathered and shirred sleeves. The outcome can be quite interesting!
One of my favorite tops, I called this the Haute Hippy Sleeve. It's actually a regular sleeve that was crocheted into the armhole.
This has been my most pinned sleeve to date. It was a special request by a follower who was trying to develop the traditional Philippine sleeve. On the top right you see a lovely lady who gave the tutorial a try and made such a beautiful outfit.
We did shirred accents and made something that could be boring a lot more interesting.
We've created drapes and did a little twisting!
We created sleeves that gave the shoulder a very square look and then took it a step farther and made it really stand out.
Along the way, we have had a few drafting exercises. I showed you how to draft a sleeve and then create a fitted sleeve with a dart.We've had fun with gathers. The sleeve at bottom right actually has a fake cuff. The cuff is a part of the sleeve.
We've also created a lot of pleats.
We used a set-in sleeve pattern and created a raglan sleeve. From there we created a barrel shaped raglan sleeve.
This is such a pretty sleeve. I actually created it to for the post I did for the Sew News blog on drafting Peter Pan collars. Take note that the sleeve remains fitted through the top portion and then flares into the round bottom with gathers at the cuff.
Here's a full view of the blouse. If you would like to see the post on drafting Peter Pan Collars, you can find it HERE.
And finally, we've taken a traditional sleeve and given it a new twist like the Twisted Petal Sleeve below,and this super fun sleeve which is great on a jacket or coat, The All Points South Sleeve.
Hope you've enjoyed this look back. Like I said, there are more, I just decided to pull these out. So check out the Pinterest page. Or until I finish doing the links, you can also put Sleeves On Saturdays in the search box to the right.