SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > jacket sleeve hem question

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
jacket sleeve hem question
Brine
star
Brine  Friend of PR
Intermediate
IL USA
Member since 11/21/04
Posts: 189
Send Message

      



Date: 7/7/13 12:32 PM

I have traced a Burda magazine jacket pattern and noted that the (two piece) sleeve has a hem that is a slightly concave curve. I can't just extend the sleeve by 2" to add the hem because of the curve. Would the best solution be to straighten the hem line and add the 2" or would it be better to make a facing piece for the hem that preserves the slight curve? TIA

------
Brine

skae
star
skae  Friend of PR
Advanced
MN USA
Member since 4/23/07
Posts: 3172
Send Message

      



In reply to Brine <<


Date: 7/7/13 1:20 PM

Are you trying to lengthen the sleeve or you want to make the cuff like
Wider
Posting a picture would help.
But if the sleeve you want longer just measure
Two inches longer on a piece of paper.
Make sure you have the sleeve traced. Measure
Two inches longer slide the sleeve end
Down to your two inch marking . Adjust
So the lines meet together
The cuff would be done the same way.
Hope you came under stand

------
Galatians 5:22-23 The Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these

Brine
star
Brine  Friend of PR
Intermediate
IL USA
Member since 11/21/04
Posts: 189
Send Message

      



Date: 7/7/13 3:22 PM

Skae, Thank you for taking the time to try to help. I'm afraid I didn't explain the problem very well. I'm not trying to lengthen the sleeve or make it wider. The magazine patterns do not include seam or hem allowances and I need to add them myself. Ordinarily if the bottom of the sleeve were straight I would just add the amount of the hem allowance to the bottom and fold it back at the hemline; however this particular sleeve has a slightly curved hemline.

------
Brine

skae
star
skae  Friend of PR
Advanced
MN USA
Member since 4/23/07
Posts: 3172
Send Message

      



In reply to Brine <<


Date: 7/7/13 4:44 PM

Your looking to have a finished edge.
1. You could cut a strip of fabric on a
Diagonal how widedyou want it ( like
Bias tape sew that to the bottom of the seam
And turn it under and carefully hem it.
2. You could trace the edge if the sleeve
since you have a slight curve and sew that
Together and turn under for a finisded
Sleeve end.
Hope this helps
Hope some other will input .

------
Galatians 5:22-23 The Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these

Julia C
star
Julia C  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
NV USA
Member since 7/1/07
Posts: 1122
Send Message

      



In reply to Brine <<


Date: 7/7/13 4:53 PM

I think you are correct & it would be best & look nicest to use a facing. Otherwise, I would do as Skae said & mark 2" away from the edge about 1/2" inch or less apart. Since I go for easy but not necessarily correct I would either make it straight or do the second option.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> jacket sleeve hem question

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Vogue Patterns 8487

photo
by: sandramary

Review
Bluegingerdoll Billie Jean Paper Pattern

Bluegingerdoll Billie Jean Paper Pattern

Buy Now
Sewing Workshop Origami Skirt Pattern

Sewing Workshop Origami Skirt Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.