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I thought the instructions for using a binding on the sleeve slit on JJ were far too fiddly, so I used a technique I learned from a vintage 1940s dress pattern, where this was used to create a simple slit in the back neck (which later had a hook and eye added at the top). It's very versatile for adding a slit anywhere!

Technique Materials

Small piece of scrap fabric an inch or two wider and longer than your finished slit

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    Jan 11, 2009, 04.49 PMby erdronen

    thank you for this how-to! the pictures in the original instructions were really confusing to me, so this helped immensely :)

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    Apr 22, 2008, 05.48 PMby nikkiclare68

    Thanks!! I only wish I had stumbled on this for my JJ. What a great trick!

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    Mar 25, 2008, 04.40 AMby fashion1

    this is what I need now! thanks a lot!

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    Mar 17, 2008, 06.27 PMby carrotflowers

    thank you, I will do this!

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    Mar 14, 2008, 01.10 AMby marmota-b

    Perfect and simple!

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