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Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:14 am
by Colin Middleton
Colin Middleton wrote:The picture that you posted appears to show elbow-break sleeves. I think that these are made in two (or more) parts. The opper arm is loose and 'floaty', then it attaches to the lower arm (just past the elbow?) which is close fitting (and if you're fashionable, you should be sewing yourself in).


I was wrong about the sleeves being made in more than one part. They are cut in once piece as a bottle shape, giving the nice wide upper arm and the tight lower arm as it looses width at the elbow.

Good luck with it, I'm sure that we all want to see the finished results!

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:45 pm
by lidimy
Thanks Colin! :D presumably the wide part extends to cover the elbow? or does it begin to taper in just before?

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:17 pm
by Colin Middleton
I can't remember exactly as it's a bit late for my period. I would put the elbow into the wider part, but pull it in tight to the elbow joint on the front of the arm. That way the fore-arm muscle will help to stop it sliding down your arm.

Best wishes