I love my custom version of the Alabama Chanin six-gore dress. Ten inches longer, raised neckline.
If I cut this dress out of three yards of fabric, there's enough left over for a matching bolero. This to me is the perfect sleeve solution. I might not want to wear them at home or in the garden, but they can go with me to town, or to sit down to dinner. And they can be fancy.
Golden, beaded ferns on the back and on the fronts of this bolero--and lots on the sleeves.