In this segment of the Farrow Sew-Along we’ll be inserting our sleeves for the Farrow View B. To begin, place two lines of basting stitches along the sleeve cap between the front and back notches leaving long tails on either end. I like to place mine at 3/8″ and 5/8″ so that the 1/2″ seam line falls between them.
Fold your sleeve with right sides together and stitch along the underarm seam.
Finish your seam if desired and press it towards the back of the garment.
To prep for inserting your sleeve, lay your sleeve and dress out so that the dress is inside out and the sleeve is right side out.
Place the sleeve inside of the dress and align the underarm seams and notches. The top notch of the sleeve will align with the shoulder seam of the dress.
Pull on the thread tails of the gathering stitches to lightly gather the sleeve cap into the armhole.
Stitch around the armhole along the 1/2″ seam line. There should be no puckers in the sleeve cap once inserted, all the gathering from the previous step should be eased in.
Once the sleeves are inserted you can finish the armhole seam if desired. I serged around mine here.
To create the sleeve facings, align the two short ends with right sides of the fabric facing and stitch along the seam lines.
Press the seam allowances towards the back of the garment, or open if you prefer.
At this point I like to fold down the top 1/2″ seam allowance of the facings. It’s a little easier now than after it’s attached to the dress.
Align the facings with the raw edge of the sleeve with right sides facing and seam allowances matched. Stitch around the sleeve.
Grade the seam allowances of the facings.
Press both the facings and seam allowances down away from the sleeve.
Understitch just next to the seam line through both the facings and the seam allowance. This helps to force the seam line to turn to the underside of the garment and gives a more professional finish.
Press the facings up and stitch the edge you folded down earlier to the sleeve to finish.
That’s it! Next up will be finishing the neckline, see you back here for that!