Did you guys know that there are three sleeve finish options with the Olive dress and blouse?! Two short sleeve options – bias finished and sleeve bands, and a long sleeve options. Today I’m going to go over the short sleeve bias facing finish. And it will be super easy after just finishing your bias facing neckline, because it’s done the exact same way!
Let’s just get to it…
With the front and back right sides together, line up the side seams.
Sew each side 5/8″ from the raw edge.
Finish the raw edges by your preferred method. Press the side seams open or towards the back.
Take the remaining bias strip leftover from your neckline, and fold in one end of the bias strip by 1/4″. Press.
Flip your garment right side out.
Starting at the underarm, place the folded edge of the bias strip right side together with the sleeve opening, lining up the raw edges.
Pin around the entire opening of the sleeve…
…when you reach where you began, overlap slightly and trim off the excess.
Sew around the arm opening 1/4″ from the raw edge.
Press the bias facing and seam allowance away from the garment.
Understitch by stitching on the bias facing/seam allowance close to the seam.
Now turn your garment inside out.
Flip the bias facing towards the inside, enclosing the raw edges.
Pin in place.
Sew along the facing edge around the entire length of the sleeve opening.
Repeat for the other sleeve.
// Looking for more Olive posts? //
- Sewalong Intro Post
- Inspiration and Ideas
- Tester Round-Up
- FBA with dart added
- Neckline Prep
- Patch Pocket
- V-Insert Option 1 (clean finish)
- V-insert Option 2 (topstitch)
- Bias Sleeve Finish (this post!)
- Sleeve Bands
- Long Sleeves
- Pocket and Skirt
- Bonus Hack – Dress ties
- Bonus Hack – Elastic Hem Cropped Top
- Bonus Hack – Shift Dress
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