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Date: 9/8/12 2:50 PM

Im altering a long sleeve to be more of a cap sleeve. It does come all the way around the armsyce, rather than just the wing type. I have done this before with a facing, per the pattern instructions on S1880. I managed to make that with a full linign and the entire things was beautifully finished on the inside, which I liked. This dress is of cotton voile and will have a voile lining. I want the sleeves to drape nicely and I'm unsure about whether I should finish them the same way with a facing or whether they should be a single layer with a tiny hem. I could finish the armsyce lining by hand to coer the sleeve seam.

How do you like to finish cap sleeves?

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Date: 9/9/12 9:43 AM

I prefer a full lining/facing myself, but if you want to preserve the sheerness I I would do a rolled hem either by machine or serger.

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Date: 9/9/12 9:49 PM

I agree, if you want to preserve the sheerness, hem them if not a self lining is the way to go

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Date: 9/9/12 10:47 PM

I'd go for the rolled hem with a serger if you can. I think with your fabric choice that would look best.

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Date: 9/10/12 9:38 AM

Thank you! I don't have a serger, but I do have a rolled hem foot. I find it a little tricky, though. I know I can do a nice job with a baby hem, but I want to preserve the drapiness of the fabric. I want a flowy sleeve, you know, not a stiff one. Maybe I should do a hand rolled hem for best control.

Update: I just wasted my entire morning that that cursed rolled hem foot and am throwing it away.
-- Edited on 9/10/12 11:11 AM --

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