Many garments had attached sleeves as you find in clothing today, but there was also the option to have detachable sleeves that were tied, pinned or sewn into onto the dress when it was to be worn.
I have many types of seeves. Some are more practical, some are more pretty. Sleeves are a fantastic accessory. A pair of decorative sleeves can really enrich an oufit with a small outlay in time and cost. A simple pair can keep your arms warm while providing enough movement to do common tasks around the campfire.
My blue sleeves pin on at the shoulder.
The seam on the lower arm is only sewn every few inches, allowing the camicia to show through.
My pink sleeves are sewn on at the top of the sleeves. This leaves the underarm open allowing greater movement with a fitted sleeve.
My blue sleeves are very fitted. They are made in two parts and sewn together on the inside elbow which helps aid arm movement. The embroidery on the cuff is done in silk thread.
Because these sleeves are so fitted I will often wear them on cold days as I can fit them underneath the seeves of my warm woolen gowns.
They tie on at the shoulder with single loop bows.
My burgundy sleeves are decorated with gold silk thread and amber beads.
My green sleeves are are fuller in the sleeve cap and the fullness is taken up with cartridge pleates giving a nice shape to the upper arm.
The cuffs are decorated in goldwork embroidery.