Part 4: Sewing the Placket on the Sleeve
There are many ways to sew the sleeve placket and depending on your pattern you might have a one piece or two piece placket. If you have a two piece placket, you can change it to one piece and follow the steps I have shown in the tutorial. I learned this technique from altering men’s ready-to-wear and thought THIS WAS SO EASY (It’s Sew Easy LOL!)
The video from It’s Sew Easy tv is a brief tutorial on sewing the placket including pressing and topstitching. As far as interfacing, keep the interfacing out of the seam allowances or the placket will be too stiff.
I am going to work on another shirt dress out of chiffon and definitely going to add embroidery. Now is the time to embroider the sleeve, before we sew the side seams. Just an idea 🙂
- I use a fusi-knit fusible tricot interfacing – a woven or sew in interfacing will also work
- Test the interfacing on a scrap of fabric to make sure it doesn’t show through
- Universal polyester thread
- Silk or cotton thread adds a nice finish for the topstitching
- Pressing Tools
- Basic Sewing Supplies
- Seam Ripper, Measuring Tape, Tailors Chalk, Pins,
- Here are links to my Amazon shopping list.
Here is the blog schedule for the season long sew-along with links to the tutorials and live Q&A on my blog (each link will open on the date listed). Season 14 of It’s Sew Easy had begun airing on PBS and Create TV; you will be able to watch each episode there first (depending on when your specific station begins airing the show).
Part 1: Announcing the Shirt Dress Sewalong with Angela Wolf on It’s Sew Easy
Part 2: Sewing the Front Placket Episode 1402: Sewing the front placket
Part 3: Attaching the Collar Episode 1404: Attaching the collar
Part 4: Sewing the Placket on the Sleeve Episode 1405: Sewing the placket on the sleeve
Part 5: Sewing the Sleeves and Side Seam Episode 1406: Sewing the sleeves and side seams (1/27/2018)
Part 6: Sewing the Cuffs Episode 1408: Sewing the cuffs (2/3/2018)
Part 7: Sewing the Buttons and Buttonholes Episode 1409: Buttons and buttonholes (2/10/2018)
Part 8: Finishing the Hem Episode 1413: Finishing the hem with a rolled hem (2/17/2018)
Join us! A new video will arrive on YouTube every Saturday. Sign up here and never miss a blog post and join the fun on facebook, instagram, twitter, and pinterest . We will share photos on the social side using hashtags #angleawolf #itseweasy
Can’t wait to see what you sew up! Leave your comments & questions below …
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