How to make Puff & Slash Sleeves

I personally love princess style puffy sleeves. They are super girly to begin with but when you add a dash of color it can make them dramatic! This sleeve had an outer sleeve made from a dark fabric with an inner sleeve of red that puffed out of slits cut into the over-sleeves.
Cut two of the sleeve pieces from the darker fabric.
Fold the sleeve in half then mark where you would like to place the lighter fabric. Cut along lines.
Cut strips of the lighter fabric. Align the edges of the sleeve pinning lighter fabric strips in place. Sew the light fabric strips and black fabric sleeves right sides together. Cut access light fabric strips.
Fold the sleeve & pin the black sections back together. Sew the top and bottom of each strip leaving a space open for the lighter fabric to peek through.
Now that you have the top part of the sleeve done sew a gathering stitch along the bottom and top of the upper sleeve. Gather then sew the top part of the sleeve together to the bottom half of the sleeve.
Gather the top fitting it into the arms eye of the shirt.
Congratulations!!!! You earned your princess points! Now you can look like royalty!!

Jessica Dru - January 13, 2012 - 6:34 pm

I am going to try this out this weekend! ^_^ Could you make the inner-fabric more… shaped (pointy oval)? or should it be square?

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Lillyxandra - January 14, 2012 - 6:32 pm

Im sure you could make it oval shaped that might give it a different look. You should try it out! I’d love to see the results!

Kat - January 14, 2012 - 6:49 pm

I’ve always wondered how to make this kind of sleeve, with the slits of different fabric I mean. I had an idea, but compared to your technique, my idea seems like its more work then its worth lol. Thanks for a great tutorial and pictures ^w^

Nadine - January 20, 2012 - 2:30 am

HI, I was looking at some of bells dresses and i came across your dress is there any way that you would consider selling it? thanks

Holly - February 6, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Thank you thank you thank you!! This is just what I need for my cosplay.

Jessica - July 31, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Joellen is a genius. *___*

Arielle - April 6, 2013 - 9:46 pm

This is great! I’m going to use this for my cosplay I’m making for DragonCon. I’ll post a link to pics when I’d done if you’d like 🙂 (and perhaps even if you don’t like– I get excited about sewing)

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