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False Sleeves or Foresleeves

  There are many ways to decorate the Tudor foresleeves

These will be made out of the flocked material that matches the petticoat.

I have saved a piece form the petticoat fabric for these sleeves.  I trust it is enough, I don't have much left at all.

So they will be as small as I can get away with.  12-12-09

I have enough for the sleeves and will start them in the New Year!  If I have enough of the fabric, I'm going to insert a gore into the back of the skirt to make it bigger.   12_31_09

OK got the sleeve fabric cut out.  Now I need to make the false pulls of linen for them and sew them up.  They are pretty usless without the overdress.   1_06_09

Cut out the silk taffata lining today.  Need to make a template for the openings.  Will also need to find some nice findings for the decorations and will use a silk fabric for the false pull through's.

tudor foresleeves       tudor foresleeves and kirtle

11-1-11

Cut out the holes for the pull through...3 of them.  Lined them with silk taffata.  Made the pull through from white linen: 3 of them.

   

I used a gathered piece of linen 2.8 from fabric-store.com for the pulls.  Sewed them in place around the openings.  Then I made 2 30" tubes of the same linen and you can see on the 2nd photo I place and pined in place  I'll sew these areas down by hand.  I need to find some nice jewelery to put along these points.

Used my inkle trim in linen for the ties  one on each side.  I trust this will keep them from slipping around.  The shape of the foresleeve should help too.

11-3-11