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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

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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

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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