Today is all about the sleeves.Views A and D have bias bound sleeve openings, so check the pattern for further instructions. These instructions will apply for both the long sleeve and short sleeve versions. All seam allowances are 1/2" unless noted otherwise.
I like to press my sleeve hem prior to attaching the sleeve to avoid pressing in the round later. Check out our tips and tricks post for How to Avoid Pressing in the Round. Place one sleeve right sides together with the yoke arm opening. Align the center notch with the shoulder seam, the single notch with the front yoke seam, and the double notch with the back yoke seam.
Stitch the sleeve in place and finish with a serger or zig-zag stitch. Repeat for the other sleeve.
To close up the sides, turn the yoke inside out. Pin the front to the back right sides together aligning the underarm seam. Again, you can see I have already pressed my bottom hem.
Stitch in place and finish with a serger or zig-zag stitch. Repeat for the other side. We are so close to finished!!
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