Dress progress: sleeves

Wow!  The sleeves took much less time than I thought they would!  With the over skirt and both sleeves complete, my sister-in-law and her mother will be able to work on the dress over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Taking a picture of the sleeves proved a bit difficult.  Unlike the over skirt, the embroidery stops with a margin on both sides (to sew the sleeve together) which makes the sleeve look, well, unfinished.  This photo shows both sleeves, embroidered ends facing each other.  The pattern photo shows what the sleeves will look like after my sister-in-law and her mother have worked their sewing magic.  I’m excited to see the pieces put together!  Meanwhile, I’ll start working on the dress collar, which has more openwork than the sleeves.  Each piece of this gown is prettier and prettier.

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2 Responses to “Dress progress: sleeves”

  1. Christina Says:

    It’s looking beautiful. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished gown!

  2. jill essex Says:

    love it. trying to find patterns for hardanger christening gowns is tough…i may need to email friends in Norway for ideas, too…keep up the great posts!