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Olive Sewalong // Long Sleeves

Olive sewalong how to sew the long sleeves on the Olive dress and top pattern

There is one more sleeve option left for the Olive dress and blouse – the long sleeve option. So that’s what we will do today! It’s the only sleeve option with an actual sleeve attached. So instead, we will sew it in flat instead of in the round.

Are you ready?

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsLay your garment down in front of you, open and flat, with the right side of the fabric facing you.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsMake sure you have transferred the notch on the sleeve pattern to your sleeve fabric.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the sleeve down on top of the garment, right sides together, so that the sleeve notch lines up with the shoulder seam.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsLine up the edge of the sleeve with the edge of the sleeve opening.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew together 5/8″ from the raw edge.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish the raw edge with your preferred method.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsRepeat with the other sleeve.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the seam allowance towards the sleeve.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold the garment over so right sides are together.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsMatch up the underarm seams and line up the raw edges.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew in one continuous line from the sleeve and side seam to the hem, 5/8″ from the raw edge.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish the raw edge with your preferred method.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsWe’ll go over hemming in a separate post, but since this is the only sleeve with a hem, I’ll go over it really quick here.

Fold under the raw edge towards the inside by 3/8″ and press.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold in again by another 3/8″, enclosing the raw edges, and press.

How to sew the long sleeves on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsStitch close to the edge.

The end!

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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