Custom Pattern
Maker Demo

This slide show demonstrates the process used to make a self gusseted dance sleeve for maxiumum movement.

The "dance sleeve" cut sets the sleeve against the torso at a higher angle than the traditional "dressmaker sleeve". When combined with a high-set armhole, it allows for a decent range of theatrical movement.

The self-gusset format is one of the several formats for gussets that can be combined with any sleeve. If the movement requriements are primarily for up and down movement it works quite well, even when places on a fitted bodice. If lateral movement is of importance this format may not be the best because the grain is not bias on the center of the gussets.