Tip: With some fabrics the gathering
may not want to stay in place. Pull
both sets of gathering threads to the
wrong side on one end and tie them
together. Pull the gathering threads
just from the other end.
7. Open out the armhole and pin it
down while you are gathering the cap
of the sleeve so you can compare the
two and get the gathered cap exactly
the same width as the armhole.
8. Once you have the cap gathered down
to match the armhole, you can tie off
the other end of the gathering stitches
from the wrong side of the cap. This
keeps the gathering from sliding out
as you are sewing. Spread the gathers
9. Pin the cap of the sleeve to
the armhole and stitch in place from
the sleeve side taking care not to
catch any of the gathers.
10. Clip to the stitching on the
underarm curve. Seam will be pressed
towards the dress.