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Rachel Sew-a-Long Day 7

February 18, 2009


It’s day 7, and we’re attaching sleeves today.  I’m adding short sleeves.  If you are adding long sleeves all of the steps will be the same except some additional ones at the end that I will walk you through.


Get your sleeve pieces and serge the bottom edge.


Pin the sleeves to the bodice.  The easiest way to do this is to fold the sleeves in half.  Use this mark to match up the center of the sleeve to the center of the bodice at the sleeve.


Carefully, sew the sleeves in place. Iron the seam toward the bodice.


Topstitch the sleeve seams.


You should have something that looks like this now.


Serge the sides of the bodice up through the sleeve seam in one continuous seam.  Repeat this for the other side.


The last step is to hem the sleeves…if you are making short sleeves.


If you decided to make long sleeves, you will finish the number 11 pieces the way that we finished the pointed skirt layer.  Sew them in a circle and topstitch them.  Attach them to the bottom of the sleeve like you would a skirt to a bodice.  Then, topstitch that layer.  Long sleeves are finished!

If you have any questions about today, leave them in the comments section.

Our next day will be attaching the skirts to our bodice, and that means that will be the last day!!!! Hooray!!!!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2009 9:24 pm

    What gorgeous fabric! I’m sure it will look awesome when completed!

  2. dixiemango permalink
    February 18, 2009 10:06 pm

    You make it all look so easy. I am definitely going to have to do the next one. I am totally looking into a serger now

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