This seems like the perfect compromise. I don't know if there's any definitive answer other than what feels best to you for each particular project.
I'm wondering if the seam tape you mentioned in an earlier post would also work, to give the sleeve the crispness that's so evident here. I can't believe the difference in the look!
I'd never even heard of sleeve heads, but as I'm planning on making a jacket this Autumn, I shall definitely be looking into them. Threads 202, Apr. It looks like the sewing Diva's show it being sewn inside the sleeve seam too. I love shoulder pads, but sometimes they're just too: Missy August 13, 2010 at 5: Log in. Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.
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Nathalie July 1, 2010 at 9: Seemane July 1, 2010 at 8: I'll try to make my own next time with some batting. I may be wrong but I thought the sleeve head went inside the sleeve. Emily Kennedy July 1, 2010 at 1: Wow, that is amazing. Set Sleeves Expertly Steps to ensure smooth seams and caps.
Threads 201, Feb. How to Sew and Press Tucks. Great topic!