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07 Jun 2009 - 17:1215519
Help to make big, poofy arms?
I'm in the progress of making Astaroshe Asran, and I'm drawing out my patterns now. When I reached her arms it hit me that I've never made arms like that before. Can someone point me in the direction of a pattern, or any other help or tips, on how to get the top of my arms that poofy?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/Mtani/cosplay/055.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/Mtani/cosplay/047.jpg



Last edited by Mtani (07 Jun 2009 - 18:11)
07 Jun 2009 - 18:0115521
the pictures don't work.....
wooh. patterns! my favourite! XD

m'kay, so you have a basic sleeve pattern i'm guessing?

i found a pattern on sleeves with puffed heads. this'll probably help.

http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/illust/04-110.jpg

so you have the basic sleeve shape (make a duplicate of your orginal pattern piece), basically you mark the lines indicated, cut down them and place them back together theway it's shown. i'm assuming you want the 2nd one?
you'd set them apart however much you want it to poof on a piece of newspaper or something, then draw around it like in the picture.
then when you're sewing it you pleat it along the lines of the cuts.

hope that helped a little?
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07 Jun 2009 - 18:1715526
oops! I've edited the pics, hopefully they work now. At least they work for me XD

And yeah, that second pattern looks like it will work. And I think I know what you mean, I'll give it a try anyway! XD If I mess up I might come begging you for more help =3 Yay for Hexi! Thanks a lot


07 Jun 2009 - 21:1015530
No problemo, happy to help! ^^


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08 Jun 2009 - 02:0815542
I can't link a pattern directly, buuut I can tell you that the sleeves look similar to a 'leg of mutton sleeve' or 'Juliet sleeve', which I think originated around 1890 to 1896 fashion era wise.

The juliet sleeve is full and gathered at the top with a fitted lower part that stops around elbow length, where as the 'leg of mutton' sleeve tapers down to the wrist. You could essentially get a pattern for a mutton sleeve and adapt it if you wanted to.

Good pattern for it here if you wanted to get another pattern to try out as well as Hexi's - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Retro-1895-Dress-Pattern-Mutton-Sleeves-Simp-4156-6-12_W0QQitemZ150279602890QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item22fd5cc2ca&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177&_trkparms=240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50


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Last edited by Member-XI (08 Jun 2009 - 02:09)
08 Jun 2009 - 17:1715555
Quote Hexi:
the pictures don't work.....
wooh. patterns! my favourite! XD

m'kay, so you have a basic sleeve pattern i'm guessing?

i found a pattern on sleeves with puffed heads. this'll probably help.

http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/illust/04-110.jpg

so you have the basic sleeve shape (make a duplicate of your orginal pattern piece), basically you mark the lines indicated, cut down them and place them back together theway it's shown. i'm assuming you want the 2nd one?
you'd set them apart however much you want it to poof on a piece of newspaper or something, then draw around it like in the picture.
then when you're sewing it you pleat it along the lines of the cuts.

hope that helped a little?
^^


Number 3 on that link is pretty much exactly how I made my Kasumi sleeves.

To make them bigger and stay puffed out I'd advise adding some stiff tulle netting inside to stop them collapsing in on themselves!


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22 Jun 2009 - 14:5615996
I'm in the process of getting myself psyched for Astha too, and I'm going the other way, making them moure like Dynasty shoulder pads than poofy- sort of squared for me I think (probably because I have such tiny little shoulders ><. They just never seem to look pleated on Astha :/

Anyway I would recommend either making paper shapes and experimenting until you get the shape you want, and then padding it out with upholstery foam (which is what I'll likely do), or of course there's the pleats thing that Hexi and GunstarVixen have already said- this is how I went about my Chun Li dress as well, so I know it works. It depends on the effect you want.

There are historical/fancy dress patterns by Butterick at the minute that do leg of mutton type sleeves though so I would highly recommend looking through their catalogue.


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