I am still playing with the sleeve heads for the blue drill dress.
Originally, I planned to have false puffs peeking out from anchored strapwork:
But in the end, I decided that rows of false puffs would be better:
The hand sewing is quite time consuming because I have to angle the needle quite heavily to hide the stitches. It will be worth it though, because I have a tendency to catch real slashes on every door handle I walk past, and always end up ripping them!
One sleeve has all the straps and puffs sewn on, so I am halfway there!