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Fold over the facing at the front slit edge and pin to the inside. Iron. Fold sleeves lengthwise, right side inside. Baste sleeve seams (seam number 4). Trim seam allowances folded together and iron on one side. Pull in lower sleeve edge.
Pin sleeve flounces onto the lower sleeve edge (seam number 6) and stitch. Iron seam allowances into the flounce. Fold over and iron the seam allowance of the other long edges. (a)
Pin sleeve flounces onto the lower sleeve edge (seam number 6) and stitch. Iron seam allowances into the flounce. Fold over and iron the seam allowance of the other long edges. Add in buttonholes. Sew buttons. (b)
Setting in Sleeves
To gather each sleeve cap, bull bobbin threads of machine basting.
Pin each sleeve to armhole edge, right sides facing. ©
When setting in sleeves, 4 points are important for proper fit: The horizontal marks (7) on sleeve and bodice front must match. Sleeve seam and side seam must match. The horizontal mark on sleeve cap must match shoulder seam. The gathering must be distributed evenly. Working from the sleeve side, baste sleeve to armhole edge and stitch. Trim seam allowances. Finish seam allowances and press toward sleeve.
Work BUTTONHOLES in right front edge of bodice and neck band.
Sew BUTTONS to left front edge of bodice and neckband, at marked center front, to match buttonholes. Button bodice closed.
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