Online Sewing Class: Sewing Basics
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
Member since 11/21/04
Posts: 236
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     2 Replies



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
Member since 4/23/07
Posts: 3700
Skill: Advanced
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

------
Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)

Brine
star
Brine  Friend of PR
Member since 11/21/04
Posts: 236
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



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
Member since 4/23/07
Posts: 3700
Skill: Advanced
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 .

------
Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)

Julia C
star
Julia C  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 7/1/07
Posts: 1317
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Body Type:
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

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

Fitography Patterns


Perfect fit from photos!
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

Online Class
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Class Details

Vogue Patterns 8825

photo
by: SewWil

Review
Papercut Patterns 1011

photo
by: craftsanct...

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Renaissance Cape Pattern Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Renaissance Cape Pattern Pattern

Pattern Details
Pamela's Patterns Classic T-Shirt Dress

Pamela's Patterns Classic T-Shirt Dress

Pattern Details

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

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.