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« on: January 08, 2011 01:58:20 PM »

This is probably a really dumb question, but I have searched it up and found nothing. Probably the words aren't specific enough. But my problem is: I have a basic arm pattern that I'm using for a coat, but it doesn't say if it's for the left or the right arm. What side does general basic arm patterns tend to be?

This is what the pattern looks like if that helps. I have outlined the markings in black. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011 07:58:04 PM »

I think sleeve patterns aren't usually labeled right and left because, well, you're going to need two anyways. They expect you to cut it out with your fabric folded in half so you end up with two sleeves that are mirror images of each other. Once you have each sleeve put together, you match it up so the deeper curve is in the front when you're putting the sleeve in. In this particular pattern, you also have an elbow dart, which shows you that side is the back of the arm. So by that logic, I guess this would be for the left arm if you cut it with the pattern on top of the right side of the fabric, and for the right arm if you cut it with the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric. I hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011 01:07:49 PM »

I think I kind of understand what you mean, but I made the arms already, the pattern is for one whole arm, not two mirrored parts.. :S
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011 02:02:27 PM »

yes you're right, it's the pattern for one whole arm, but if you flip it, it becomes the other arm, so it is for two mirrored pieces. Let's see if I can rephrase a little bit... your arms are mirror images of each other, so you use the same pattern piece for both, just flipped over. If you put this pattern piece up to your arm with the marks on the outside, it would cover your left arm but if you put it around your arm with the marks inside (against your skin) then it fits your right arm. If your fabric is folded in half, you'll automatically get two mirror-image sleeves, even though you only have the pattern for one arm. There is no left and right for a sleeve pattern until you have it cut out of fabric - then you have a left and right because the fabric has an outside and inside. I'm not sure how else to explain it  Undecided I hope someone else can help better if it still doesn't make sense.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011 03:44:03 PM »

Your sleeve has a dart in it. The dart would be on the back. Usually the sleeve will have notches, one notch matches the front, double notch matches the back.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011 04:35:02 PM »

Ahh yes, I think I get it now^^ I'm never been good at getting sewing explained to me, which is why I find making my own patterns is easier than trying to understand the Burda description they never even have in my own language anyways:p That's off topic, but thank you=)
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