For the vintage sewing girls – I made Butterick 2245 as a cocktail dress (see, I’m accessorising like illustrations now!), but the jury is out on kimono sleeves. Sure, they save heaps of time and can look quite lovely as shorty sleeves.
But I really like a fitted bodice, and there’s a lot of ease in a mid-length kimono-sleeve dress, to enable you to lift your arms at the end of it! I love the midriff section, and the summer frock version looks divine. Maybe it will hang for a while before getting an outing!