So I don't have too much to say about the sleeve flanges. They went together easily and were pinned on the coat and look nice. There is a lot of basting in this section so: be prepared! The flanges could easily be left off if you don't like them. I also saw one version of this coat at Dragon*Con with the flanges and not the sleeves to make a "short-sleeved" version of this coat. Something that would have been very helpful in the Atlanta Summer weather. :-)
|Full Arm Adjustment|
What I'm most proud of on this coat are the ruffles. I don't know why, but I seriously love them! I used Kona Cotton solids in a color that matched the lining. I think it's called wineberry. The cotton is light and not stiff, and oh so nice to sew (especially after fighting with the polyester on the dress). I also used an adjustable edger foot that I found in my grandmother's tin. This tin is something I forget about sometimes. It contains all sorts of presser feet and needles and bobbins and what-nots in it. I also found a rolled-hem foot and two ruffler feet. Plus some more feet I'm not sure if they will fit my machine. Most of them do, so it's pretty cool to have them. :D
|Presser feet from Grandma|
The sleeves were attached to the main body of the coat. This was the only tricky part since you have to sew through several layers of fabric. I made sure to change my needle before I did this part so it would go through those layers easily and not snag. The sleeve lining was hand-sewn in place around the armhole with a slip-stitch.
So far, the coat is looking pretty sharp! :-)