Fake Double Sleeve Option 1
Mom2Mando showed me a trick to make a fake Double Sleeve, which is basically just placing approximately a 1" horizontal pleat all the way around the flight suit sleeve, so that it doubles up & looks like a second layer. She suggested that I place some elastic inside of the pleat, to make a sharper edge & give it some weight; but not to stretch the elastic.
I can then feed my gauntlet hose tubes up underneath the pleat & attach it to material inside the sleeve (which will be sewn at the shoulder seam, hidden by the vest)
Has anyone used this method & have photos of it? Any potential problems you can see with this? I know Falin Skirata had a method where he detached the sleeve & reseamed it similarly, but this seems easier.
Double Sleeve Option 2
Cut the flight suit at the elbow, seam what's left into a short sleeve. Sew a breathable liner-type material (mesh or cotton) onto the long sleeves that were cut off. Sew the new long-sleeves inside the shoulder seams. The result is a real double-sleeve with really good air ventilation. The gauntlets will hide the sleeve bottoms.
This option is a little harder, but seems very good for Florida. What are your thoughts?