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Tips & Techniques > curve the hem line on long sleeves (Marcie Tilton)

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Posted on: 12/13/09 5:19 PM
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Marcie Tilton describes a technique to curve the hem line on long sleeves: add a piece of scrap tissue to the hem of the sleeve pattern. Mark the hem into even thirds. At the back third mark 1/2" outside the cutting line; at the front mark 1/2" inside the cutting line. Using a french curve, connect the marks. The sleeve hem at the back of the arm is longer than the front of the arm.
p.48 Easy Guide to Sewing Tops and T-shirts, Skirts, and Pants

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j222b said...
I have this book and I totally missed this technique. Thanks.
12/13/09 6:19 PM
Lalena said...
Does Marcy explain why she does this? I'm trying to visualize if the back of a sleeve pulls up more or something?
12/14/09 8:42 AM
HeyJane said...
I definitely have to try this. It sounds like a simplified version of the technique described in Roberta Carr's "Couture Techniques". It gives you a nicer drape at the bottom of the sleeve, in the actual shape of your arm. Thanks, very good tip.
12/15/09 4:58 PM
ryansmumAria said...
Thanks for this tip. I love love love Marcie Tilton as she is brilliant. This technique is done in couture sewing. The also shape the armhole in a similar manner. It's those little details that make the difference. I'm guilty of not doing many of them. I'm more into getting it made up in a hurry but when my son is off to college I'll have the time for those little things again.
12/26/09 11:13 AM
 
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