I was inspired by Julie from Petite Poisson to do a post about sleeves. More specifically, their notable absence from dresses. I hadn’t actually realized it until Julie pointed it out, but it’s nearly impossible to buy a dress with sleeves.
And let’s be honest, it makes sense. The manufacturer can charge the same amount, but they save money because sleeves take up a lot of fabric.
Furthermore, ultra toned arms have become a status symbol, and sleeveless super brightly coloured dresses have mostly become the uniform for women in the public spotlight. Hence long-sleeved dresses have somehow disappeared from our current fashion ideology (will sleeves go the same way as hats?!).
So what do you do if you can’t buy a dress with sleeves? You make one, of course! Somehow, sewing pattern companies – Burda, in particular – still make dress patterns with full sleeves. These are my faves:
Which one is your fave (I ask because I feel I probably should make a dress with sleeves now!)? Fortunately, I have at least 6 months until it is properly winter again here.