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now I marked my hem allowance at the sleeves
folded it up and pinned it from the right side
and sewed, but left about 5 cm around the inner sleeve seam open
then I cut elastic ribbon according to the pattern instructions
pinned one end to the seam and a safety pin in the other end
and used the safety pin to pull the elastic through the hem, it will ruffle quite a bit thats why I fixed the other end, so it would not follow
now I pulled my ends out and pinned them together
and sewed them together
and closed that last part of the hem
my finished sleeves. If you are not sure about the sleeve length better do this step later after your tried it on, I did it so early because its easier, when you do not have the whole blouse hanging at the seam already… and with 3/4 sleeves you cant do so much wrong 😉
I overlocked all edges of the later side seams
next I marked where my zipper would go at the left side seam. if you are left handed you would do the zipper in the right side seam
then I sewed the side seam, the part for the zipper with wide stitching, securing the normal seam at beginning and end with stitches forward and backwards
now I ironed the seam allowances apart and placed the zipper on the fabric, the slipper opens from the hem and is upside down in the blouse (in my experience those are easier to open and close if you are not super flexible)
then I sewed all around the zipper from the right side and unpicked the wide stitching
and cut back the to long end of the zipper
testing if it works
now I pinned my right side seam and sewed
Next week I will show you the last steps: sleeves into bodice, hem and buttons.
Do you have any questions about this project? Do not hesitate to ask!
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