I Need Your Help

I am going to preface this post by saying I can’t believe I am posting these pics on the web.  But here we go.  I’m in the middle of sewing up a dress.  It comes from vintage Butterick 3549 and I’m stuck.  I’ve followed the pattern to a tee…and for the most part it has come out great.  I learned how to sew an elastic waist on the dress, I’ve sewn pintucks for the first time, but then I got to the sleeves.  This is a 70’s pattern and the sleeves have a bit of poof (a bit is an understatement).  So this poof makes me feel like a….hmm….football player.  What would you do?  Sleeveless?  Cap sleeve?  Help…please….I don’t want to look like a football player! football player

  • Renee

    It’s not as bad as you think, just gives a old timey modest feel to it if that makes sense. I feel the same way in a dress I have with those sleeves, but it has a low neckline to balance them. So since you have a high neck and you don’t seemed thrilled, go for a short cap or maybe flutter sleeve. But sometimes it’s fun to wear something out of your comfort zone!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Renee…I think if I kept it as is I just wouldn’t wear it. I’m still on the fence about a short sleeve or sleeveless….my biggest ugh moment is that I had finished the insides of these sleeves with my serger. Lesson learned…try it on before you serge!

  • I think it would look lovely sleeveless, and going into Fall you could wear it with a cardigan or blazer.

    • Teresa

      I am leaning towards sleeveless…partly because I don’t want to dig through my pattern stash and find the perfect sleeve pattern. We will see 🙂

  • I think sleeveless would be great! You could even cut into them a little at the shoulder which I think would look great with the high neckline. Can’t wait to see what you end up doing!

    • Teresa

      I am leaning towards sleeveless also. And I like your idea of cutting in a little bit at the shoulder to balance the high neck line!

  • I’m not going to lie, I fell behind in my blog reading and was getting ready to do a Bloglovin purge “mark all as read” and just happened to catch sight of your thumbnail picture- and was like oh no gonna need to read that! lol. I’m in agreement with the sleeveless.

    • Teresa

      I’m glad my crazy pics caught your eye…I really needed to change those sleeves!!!

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  • your faces are cracking me up!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Kelli!

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