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As you can see, the original instructions, aren't overly helpful; they sort of just say "do it"...

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    Dec 20, 2010, 06.33 PMby ruthw

    Do you think it might also be a good idea to run a line of stitching around the gusset opening stitching line on the jacket body and sleeve so as to reinforce it, and then snip into the corners before attaching the gusset stage by stage as you suggest? That’s the way you usually attach pieces of cloth to angular openings, as in sleeve and neckline plackets. That way it could be a lot easier to match up those circles exactly. In my experience that exactness is essential if you don’t want wavy seams, funny pulls and distortions on the end product (same eaxct matching is necessary for inserting triangular gores in flared skirts, as I have learned through experience – never sew past that circle!).

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