In this series of posts I’m going to share my experience of making different types of sixteenth century sleeves, starting with a fashion called Almain sleeves. I made these when pattern testing for the Tudor Tailor’s forthcoming book “The Typical Tudor”, which will include full instructions. - learn more here The Tudor Tailor
Here I’ll just give you a flavour of the construction techniques involved.
But first a bit of background……………….
Sixteenth century sleeves, both for men and for women, were often separate items, sometimes made up …