Monday, September 6, 2010


There are probably more variations of sleeve than any other component on your gown.  Believe me, once you've decided to go with sleeves, your possibilities are never-ending.   From a designer's point of view, sleeves can be one of the most creative elements on a gown.  For me, a well-designed sleeve is a work of art; it combines fabric and adornment into the overall image of the gown.  I also think sleeves are the most satisfying part of a gown to work on—the actual stitching, manipulation of fabric and trim— all forming the real character of the gown.  

Large motifs embossed on silk chiffon give the illusion of opaque lace on long tight sleeves

Gauntlets proffer the look of sleeves.  The great part is they slip on and off easily so you can change your whole look in an instant.

This taffeta hourglass has 3/4 length sleeves.  Great for anytime of year.  
This lighter weight silk dupioni empire cut dress has half length sleeves . . .

  This allover Chantilly lace dress has short sleeves which help add to the air of ladylike daintiness.

All gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum

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