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BethinAK
« on: September 19, 2007 12:08:56 PM »

So I dont' really sew very well yet -what I mostly do is applique tshirts.  But since I got a serger, I've been trying to do more "sewing" - and since its winter I've been working on adding long sleeve extensions to my kids appliqued tshirts - so it looks like he is layering when he's not.

My first attempt at sleeves came out mediocre- I need more serger practice - and somehow the sleeves ended up too short.  I'll be sure to leave MORE seam allowance this time. 

However, one of the things I noticed is that it looks like the sleeves should TAPER a bit towards the wrist.  I'm not quite sure how to do this (I didn't use a pattern I just cut out a rectangle - that apparently should have been a trapezoid) - or how much to taper between the t-shirt sleeve circumference and the wrist sleeve circumference.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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The Muffin
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 12:29:39 PM »

Usually when I do sleeves (even though they're full sleeves, I think the same applies) the top part is the same measurement as the sleeve opening, and the bottom is the length of my wrist all the way around plus an inch or two.
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BethinAK
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007 02:07:12 PM »

Thanks! I think I can do that!
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