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These are pretty much the same sleeves as of my 1790s curtain along dress, and they were surprisingly tight and hard to bend my arm in because of the lining. In that case, the curtain fabric was a sturdy cotton sateen, and the linen lining was a rather nice not-too-heavy piece that's all gone. In this case, my white taffeta is lightweight but of course not flexible, and the midweight linen I've got left is definitely heavier than it.

I'm thinking I need to line the sleeves; raw edges just doesn't seem right. Alternatives to the heavier linen are some lighter-than-hankie linen gauze stuff that's very soft, but it does match the weight of the taffeta; and various lighter cottons, which come to think of it might be reasonable to use in a high-fashion gown like this. And this is just for sleeves; I do want the sturdy linen to stabilize the bodice itself. Thoughts?

My goal is to cut out tonight (easier said than done, because I need to noodle skirt lengths and how in the world I'm going to cut the front panel), and to assemble most of the pieces to each other.
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