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Posted on: 6/10/04 2:50 PM
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The Big 4 patterns put a dot to mark the top of the sleeve cap, but when easing in the sleeve, I find that mark hard to find. I found a more helpful method, and it takes less time than marking that silly dot. I just cut a notch at the dot's location and line that up with the shoulder seam. You could also just make one snip, but I find the notch easier to see.

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SewVeryTall said... (6/11/04 7:37 AM) Reply
Good tip...I do this too. I cut all my notches so they are sticking out too, not in toward the seam line.
AnneM said... (6/11/04 4:23 AM) Reply
This would make it easier. There are a few other notches that I have been thinking of adding also, like midway along a long-sleeve. (I always just do a snip, but on some fabrics that can be hard to see! )
ladykick said... (6/10/04 3:17 PM) Reply
I think that the patterns used to come with a notch marked at the top--you know, back in the dark ages when dinosaurs roamed the fagric stores. So I have always made a notch at the top--when I am pinning the sleeve, I just put the pin in perpendicular to the seam line, so I never forget to cut the notch.
 
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