1. Matching the princess seams at the
2. Press open the shoulder seams
3. Staystitch the armholes
4. Clip to the staystitching until the
5. Using a slightly longer stitch,
6. Pull up the gathering stitches|
just tightly enough to fit the
armhole when the armhole is
pulled open to it's maximum.
Ease the gathering out evenly
across the top of the sleeve cap.
7. Right sides together, lay the
armhole over the sleeve cap
and pin together.
8. Sew the two pieces together
from the dress side.
9. Depending on the fabric you have|
chosen, the cap of your sleeve may
have more lift and appear to be
more gathered. This cashmere/wool
is what I consider a 'spongy' fabric
and easily hides what other hard finish
|10. Press the seams towards the dress.|
11. Starting at the hem and sleeve opening,
pin the side seams together working your way
towards the waist. There may be a small
amount of easing at the hip to make the
two seams meet evenly.
Although the shoulders may appear to|
be slightly too wide at this point,
it is because the neck is still not
finished and is causing the shoulders
and dress front to look 'pushed out'.
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