The sleeves are one of my favorite parts of this dress and I’m so proud of myself for actually sewing this version. I usually follow the path of least resistance and sew sleeveless dresses (I have very little patience for hand sewing parts of the bodice lining), so this was an opportunity to prove to myself that I could do it. And I did! I only had to unpick one pucker from the first sleeve, and the second one went on without a hitch. (Did my ego swell a little bit at that point? Probably, but don’t worry, my kids dispelled it by waking me up every hour last night. So I’ve been adequately humbled).