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Topic: My cute new Rufus Wainwright T Shirt  (Read 4594 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009 10:44:43 AM »

i'm new on the circuit to sewing, but just got a Singer and i can't wait to make it sing!  i'm still at "basics" level, but my question is how you get the sleeves to look so nice and slightly "feminine" (smooth, slight gather)?

thanks for reading.  hope this makes sense.

Ok, let's see if I can explain this logically. The t shirt and the black fabric are both stretchy, the black fabric a little bit more so. Snip the hem off the sleeve as evenly as you can.

I cut a band of black fabric about 3-4 tall so it would fit snugly around my arm (for me, about 10.5 inches long with seam allowance). Sew it into a tube that you can slip around your arm, then fold the wrong sides together. I think you get where I'm going with this.

To actually sew it on, I matched up the seams of the sleeve and the tube and pinned them. Starting from that point, I sewed around, stretching the black fabric to fit the sleeve. When you're finished, the black fabric draws in, creating  a slight ruffley effect.

I hope that makes sense! I can try and clarify if anything sounds wacky Smiley
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