Overcoming the Sleevil
Sleevils are evil sleeves, or sleeves that do not fit because of various problems. This handout describes the basic parts of sleeves so that you can understand what parts must remain constant, and what can be changed, to improve the fit, comfort and range of mobility for your sleeve pattern. The last two pages is a pattern draft from R.W. Trump for a basic 2-piece bent-armed fitted sleeve in the period manner, that I provided with the class. This works best for Elizabetha n sleeves, but the basic shape can be used as a guide with other sleeve patterns.