Ivy Dress + Top Sew Along

3 Pin Cuff Binding Zoom SQUARE

4 — Sewing the Sleeve Placket

18—May 2021

In this post, we sew the sleeve placket binding. Follow along if you are sewing your Ivy Dress or Top with long sleeves.

Ivy Dress + Top Sew Along — 4 — Sewing the Sleeve Placket
May 18 2021

In this post, we sew the sleeves, including the sleeve placket.

1 Sleeve
2 Slash Line

We will start by sewing the sleeve placket binding. Using a ruler and tailor’s chalk or a fabric pen, mark your slash line from the notch at the wrist to the X mark

Cut up the slash line to the X mark. Be careful not cut past the centre of the X or your opening will be too long for the sleeve placket binding.

4 Continue Pinning Binding Placket
5 Binding Placket Middle

Lay the sleeve placket binding right side up, then place the sleeve on top, also right side up. The cut edge of the sleeve split aligns with the long edge of the sleeve placket binding at each end.

6 Pinned Binding

The top of the split is set back 8mm from the binding edge. Pin your sleeve placket in place.

5 Mountain And Valley
6 Finish Sewing Binding

Sew a seam 1cm from the edge of the sleeve placket binding, until you reach the top of the split. The seam allowance on the sleeve starts at 1cm, and reduces to 2mm at the top of the split. Stop with your needle down at the top of the split, adjust your fabric, and then continue sewing to the other end.

7 Binding Attached

This is how your placket will look once it is sewn.

8 Pin Placket Closed
9 Binding Pinned Closed

Fold the binding to enclose the raw edge, tucking the 1cm seam allowance of the placket binding under. Pin it in place.

16 Sewing Binding Closed

Edge stitch the placket binding closed from the right side.

18 Sewn Binding Zoom
19 Sewn Binding Zoom Alt View

Your sleeve placket binding will now look like this.

23 Sew Triange On Binding

Fold the binding in half with the right sides of the sleeve together. Stitch diagonally across the fold in the binding.

24 Baste Binding To Sleeve
25 Basted

Fold the upper binding (the placket binding attached to the wide side of the sleeve) under to the wrong side, then baste in place. Gently give your sleeve placket binding a press.

28 Two Completed Sleeves Inside Out

Repeat for the other sleeve so you have a pair of sleeves!

The next step is sewing your cuffs and attaching the sleeves.

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