We’re already halfway through of our Fae sew-a-long! Today we’re sewing up our sleeves. Remember that you can choose from lantern, color-blocked lantern, or fitted sleeves. We also have hack on the blog for extra long cuffs, if that’s your preference.
The dolman sleeve, paired with the intentional billowy fit of the lantern sleeves, does make it tempting to skip a stretch stitch or try a woven fabric; however, it’s important to remember to use knits as well as a stretch stitch.
- Make sure you are taking an accurate and consistent seam allowance; seam allowance is included on all pattern pieces.
- Be sure that your sleeve pieces are cut on the fold; check your pieces before sewing.
- Notches should be cut AWAY from the fabric, not cut into the fabric.
Want to sew along with me? Check out today’s video!
If you have questions about constructing your sleeves, you are always welcome to post in our SAL group so we can help you! Be sure to check in each day during the SAL, and look for daily posts to enter our giveaways. We can’t wait to see what you create this week!
DAY 3: SLEEVES
DAY 4: SIDE SEAMS & CUFFS
DAY 5: HEM BAND & NECK BAND
DAY 6: OPTIONAL POCKETS & CATCHING UP
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