Thursday, July 1, 2010

Continuous Sleeve Placket

The Book says, “The Continuous Sleeve Placket finishes the raw edges of the opening with a separate strip of fabric.”  it also says it’s common in women’s clothing.

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I just did a rough sleeve pattern for this lesson.  But basically what you’ll need is the sleeve piece, with a triangular cut out where the placket opening will be, and a 1.5” strip two times the length of that opening.

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*note that the strip has been creased/ironed down the length of the center.  this makes things a bit easier a few steps down.*

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Take the triangular opening, and spread it wide open, pretty much straight across

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Line up the spread opening with the wrong side of the strip, wrong sides together
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Pin in place.  It will be bunchy, it’s supposed to be.  Just make sure the bunches all point toward the middle.
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Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the entire spread-open opening

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Flip the piece to the wrong side, pull the strip out.  Press 1/4 inch of the unsewn side of the strip to the wrong side
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Using the crease made earlier, fold the strip over to the front of the sleeve piece

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Sew 1/4 inch along the length
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Now take the bound sleeve placket and fold it in half, right sides together

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Sew from the folded corner’s inside edge at an angle to the other side

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Flip back over and you’ll have this
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and all you have to do is attach the cuff

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2 comments:

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

So it's sort of like bias tape/binding a quilt? Or am I missing something?

Sabra said...

Yeah, that's what I kept thinking the whole time, too. Really, the only trick is that you have to work with that funky fold over/angle thing.

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