Sleeve size this summer is bigger than ever and we can’t wait to get on our sewing machines and whip up our own arm apparel with attitude. Bell sleeves, tie sleeves, split sleeves, ruffled sleeves… with a modernised nod to the 60’s, we’re loving these bold statements in every way imaginable. Sew the trend and your arms are sure to be the focus of the attention.
A great way to keep this trend modern is to mix it with masculine elements… think mens shirts (I feel a refashion coming on) the mix of soft oversized sleeves and clean tailored cuts is perfect and a huge hit this summer, in lightweight fabrics such as this light cotton chambray from Minerva crafts you’re sure to stay as cool as a cucumber on warm sunny days.
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- If you’re looking to sew your own classic bell sleeves this summer, Sew Over It have a great range of crepe fabric that would add a touch of luxury to your project and have you from office to cocktails in no time.
- Over at ClothingPatterns101 they’ve got a handy tutorial in how to draft your own bell sleeves.
- Of course we couldn’t resist trying out the trend too! We’ve got a free statement sleeve pattern for you coming up in our next issue (32) of Simply Sewing! Here’s a sneak peek…
This is a guest post by Leila Nadine.