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Date: 10/8/13 9:10 AM

I have had varying degrees of success with setting sleeves from ultimate failures -to- meh...I can live with that pucker/pleat/etc.

In my sewing I am really starting to focus on fit and construction.

This time I actually did two lines of ease stitches (I usually do just one). I pinned it really well, easing out any puckers with my fingers. And then when it came time to sew it I went VERY slowly, again, easing out any fullness with my fingers as I went along.

Before when easing sleeves, I'd put the sleeve around the arm of my machine. When I made those 3 baby jackets, the sleeves were too small I learned a new way. Well, new to me.



(Image from this site: HERE )

And here is my beautifully set sleeve!! I'm almost terrified to set sleeve #2!


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My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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Date: 10/8/13 9:17 AM

Beautiful job!

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Date: 10/8/13 11:59 AM

Thanks Debbie!!

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My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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Date: 10/8/13 12:05 PM

WOW!
that's terrific! well done :)

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Date: 10/8/13 12:17 PM

Ni-ice sleeve!!

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Date: 10/8/13 12:26 PM

Great job! Your sleeve went in perfectly.

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Date: 10/8/13 12:33 PM

Hi Mrs. Charisma,
Your sleeve came out beautifully smooth! So I went to the site you provided.
Thank you! I am always looking for a better way to sew.

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Date: 10/8/13 12:45 PM

Thanks everyone!

I made my husband, daughter and son all come down to the sewing cave to marvel at it! :)

Glad I can provide a resource Erin! I always feel especially good when that happens because I've learned insane amounts of from this website!

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My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

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Date: 10/9/13 1:43 AM

I love that you posted this. Notice that the newest reference cited is from 1980. LOL

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Date: 10/9/13 7:26 AM

Thanks!!

Sleeve #2 went in just as well! Yay me!

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www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com
Singer Talent 3321 | Brother 1034D

My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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