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Harry Potter Robes

Added Aug 13, 2009

by alasse

Munich, Germany




Step 8 Put in sleeves

Yeah, the title says it all.
I always just put in the lining along with the black fabric and finish them together, which isn’t quite the right way to do it, of course, but, seriously, nobody will see it ;-)
If you want to do it really nice, just attach the black fabric sleeve and then hand sew the lining onto the seam with folded hem.

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    Oct 27, 2011, 08.07 PMby burda-user-680793

    I am finally almost finished with this project, but I am so stuck with the arms. I cannot figure out the easiest way to put them in. Should the arms be inside out? The whole thing? Just the body?! Help!

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      Oct 27, 2011, 10.13 PMby alasse

      Okay, so I’ll try to explain it real quick, however, if you don’t quite get it, I recommend either searching for a how-to either here on burdastyle or just on google or simply looking up the instructions for any project with sleeves. It works pretty much the same, whatever you make and other instructions might have pictures to make it easier.
      So, this is how I do it. I usually turn the body of the garment inside out, but leave the sleeves right side out. I then sort of slide the sleeve into the armhole, so the openings match up. Then it’s really easy to line up the side seam with the seam of the sleeve and the shoulder seam with the highest part of the sleeve and pin them together right side on right side. I hope this helps :)

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      Oct 18, 2012, 05.16 AMby grandmascreations

      I’m sneaking in here to ask a question(having an awful time trying to get to you-keep hitting wrong keys—sorry about the “inappropriate” and a message that I think went to Facebook!)

      I downsized as you recommended but didn’t allow for 5/8inch seam allowance—so shoulders,etc. Were to small. Do most people include the seam allowance on all sides and did you in your pattern?(just doesn’t show as purchased patterns do?)

      Also, what adult size is your pattern approximately?

      Thank you so much!
      Grandmas creations

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    Sep 10, 2011, 11.53 PMby Jenna Aguirre

    I am very new to sewing, so I am having a bit of a difficult time getting through the instructions.. i think I may have it figured out enough, up till this step… Where exactly on the drawing of the pattern do the sleeves attach? I do not see any sleeve openings indicated on the pattern. The sort of half circle scoop in back is what ends up being the back of the neck, i believe, therefore I am totally lost on where the sleeves go.. Please help!

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      Sep 11, 2011, 05.23 PMby alasse

      Actually, what you thought to be the back of the neck is the sleeve opening. The pattern piece drawn is one of 4 pieces that make up the robe, so it’s actually just half a sleeve opening. The line marked with 5 is the side seam, where you sew two pieces together so you have (among other things ;) ) a complete sleeve opening.

      And just to clarify: the back of the neck is the blue line that goes from the end of the shoulder seam towards the long straight line at the left. I drew the front and the back piece patterns for the robe in one, because the only difference is the hood.

      I hope this helped you. If not: feel free to ask again :)

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