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help with hand cover & collar binding
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Date: 12/31/12 7:21 AM

I'm making baby gowns for my granddaughter that is due Jan 15 (YAY!) and I would like to sew in the little flap that can be flipped down to cover her hands but its not in the pattern...I know its something very simple but I just can't get it right... can anyone help with this? Also, I tried to use center fold elastic to finish the collar and it looks a bit off ...any help there either?? thanks SO much!

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Date: 1/1/13 1:05 PM

Cut 2 "D" shaped pieces about the same width as 1/2 the measurment for the bottom of the sleeve. sew on to the sleeve edge on the straight edge and then sew the 2 "D" shapes togehther on the curved edge. Now that you have the basic structure, you may want to finess it to a better shape, and I would probably cut it into the sleeve itself, and then you will only need 1 "D" shape for each sleeve.
Hope that this makes sense.
Congrats on the new one to come, my daughter is expecting in May....That was my very best Christmas Gift!
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Date: 1/2/13 4:13 AM

Thanks! I can sort of see what you describe.

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