If you’re desiring to sew a garment that injects drama, theses bell sleeves, aka
sleeve bellbottoms, are the fun way to go! Hopefully these seamstresses, will inspire you to sew and create your own.
bloggers created garments
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This talented woman right here, I greatly admire! Her bell sleeves are an added modification to a vintage pattern. She was attempting to create a look reminiscent of the swinging sixties and groovy seventies. Mission accomplished! When she says, minimal accessories are needed for this outfit, I completely agree!
This was a purchased shirt that was originally layered in 3 tiers, but she refashioned into 2 layers and wore it with a gorgeous patterned skirt, that she also created. To see details and her full outfit in all its glory, visit her post.
If you’ve wanting to create your own wonderful billowing sleeves, these following 3 ladies each have tutorials that can help you. Be mindful, that some tutorials are separate posts and tabs labeled with blogger’s name followed by “Tutorial” are direct links to those.
If you want a short video that’s quick to the point while covering all the details on how to achieve this look from a refashioned shirt, she created a video tutorial as well as written directions. Also, she has another tutorial on her blog with directions for a more exaggerated sleeve effect.
Links directly to her video
View her blog post, if you want to know how to modify a sewing pattern to create this look and also view how she styled this shirt to create a glamorous winter outfit.
If you’ve sewn any bell sleeves, feel free to share! I love, love enjoying others creations.
P.S. – you are loved!