|Front side, sleeves on Fringe all cut!|
The sleeves have turned out just marvelous, They are truly a masterful design!
They provide total arm and back coverage, ( a complaint with other sleeve designs), and dont require a strap across the front to hold them in place!
I added simple cuffs to mine and have yet to decide if I will leave the edges raw or turn them, or welt seam them and line the jacket....we'll see....
The cuffs were not on the original and I had a Facebook comment saying my personal changes seemed wrong!
|Back Side, note how well the sleeves drape! Eureka! 20 years of research just paid off!|
Native Women were expected to make each dress their own, in their own way. It was not, after all, a UNIFORM.
I always note my custom changes and provide information for those who do want a carbon copy.
Also, if I was making a dress for a museum, I would do it their way, not mine.
I hope you have enjoyed this project and hope to hear from you as you try and attempt your own version!
More to come when I have more time to write...need to cut some more hide and get the sleeves made for the second dress!