A Babe’s Guide to: Sleeves

 
 
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Dolman:

A sleeve that is very wide at the top of the arm and narrows towards the wrist or elbow, cut in one piece with the body of the garment.

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Raglan:

A raglan sleeve extends in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.

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Flutter:

A loose-fitting tapered sleeve falling in folds over the upper arm.

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Bell:

Set smoothly into the arm and flares toward the bottom hem. They typically end anywhere from the elbow to the wrist.

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Flounce :

Simply put a flounce is a a ruffle or a frill.

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Bishop:

A long full sleeve usually gathered on a wristband.

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Puff Sleeve:

A short sleeve gathered at the top and cuff and full in the middle

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ΒΎ Length:

A sleeve that extends from the shoulder to a length midway between the elbow and the wrist.

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Kimono:

A sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice. Typically has flow & wide movement..

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Cap:

A sleeve extending only a short distance from the shoulder and tapering to nothing under the arm

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