I created this sleeve just as an idea to show my tutor. I quite like this fluted sleeve. The seam where the flute meets the sleeve would not be straight like this and would actually be shaped. It was nice to try and see. My tutor is of the opinion that this would distract from the cowl neck but I would still like too take this to the fitting with a fitted sleeve to decided what it is I like more.
This is a reference of a fluted sleeve from the V&A exhibition. Obviously this is a much more embellished sleeve and is made of very fine silk net. I will need to look for more references to support this idea, although I know I have come across this a few times in my research already.