My apologies that this tute is taking so long.
Who would have thought a husband and 5 children would take up so much of ones time?
Moving quickly on......
I like to pre-press my sleeve hem now.
Press a fold of 1/2 inch.
Fold again,an inch this time and press well.
Press both sleeve hems really well.
Let cool and set.
I like to use the biggest stitch length to gather.
My pattern is one of the original print run.
On the sleeve piece a wee triangle has been cut to reduce bulk.
This 'triangle' will be in the seam allowance,so don't panic if there is a 'gap' at the end.
If it looks like this,it is correct!
(I promise,I double checked with the designer)
If your pattern piece doesn't have the 'gap',no worries Mrs Murray!
(Doncha just want me to say 'press the seam really slip shoddy')
Take the opportunity to press this seam really well.
Press the seam towards the sleeve. The end of the ironing board is very useful for this step.
Sew a folding guide along the bottom of the blouse front(about 1/2 ').
Fold and press along the stitching line.
The snip should then be neatened by still allow ease.
Pressing and pinning in sections enables even hemming and easing and ultimately a smooth even finish.
I decided to do a post just for buttonholes so that I would have a single post to link back to.
Smart thinking eh?