Added Feb 15, 2010
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Stitch front and back together at sides from the crossline (seam number 2) to the bottom. Secure seam ends. Neaten allowances and press open. (a)
Fold the allowances of the bottom sleeve edges inside, press. Fold again and pin. Topstitch allowances. (b)
To make pleats in the front, fold along the pleat lines as marked with arrows. On the wrong side, stitch along the lines until the pleat marking (arrow) is reached. Secure seam ends. © Press the pleats towards the center front (d). Stitch the pleats on the back piece in the same manner and press towards the center back.
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