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Date: 8/14/12 10:08 AM

I have been tackling quite a few children's simplicity patterns and I am confused - the instructions say use a 5/8 inch seam unless otherwise noted on the pattern piece. When I look at the pattern piece the arms eye says 3/8 inch seam - does that mean the side seam is 3/8 inches as well? I can't tell if they mean the whole side of the garment has a 3/8 inch seam or just the arm's eye?

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Date: 8/14/12 11:56 AM

Just the opening for the arm.

Probably because it will be folded, finished with bias or faced.

With any of these methods a 5/8" seam would have to be trimmed to 3/8", so this would be saving you construction time.

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