Hemming a curve is one of those things that can seem quite scary, but as with most things in sewing, if you take it slow and follow the steps you can conquer it and end up with a really clean beautiful result.
The Dove blouse sewing pattern comes with two sleeve cuffs, one is gently flared (above) and one is a full bell sleeve, but the method for hemming them is exactly the same. In essence we will be doing a narrow rolled hem. I’ll be showing you how to do this by machine without any special presser feet, but please note that you can use a rolled hem foot for this, or hand sew your hems. If you’d like to try either of your methods check out this tutorial.
It’s also worth noting that as these cuffs include bias sections we recommended that you let the sleeves hang for at least 24 hours before hemming. This will allow the bias sections to stretch out, and once all stretching out has occurred you may even out the cuff hemline before sewing. Having said that, an uneven sleeve cuff isn’t quite as noticeable as an uneven skirt hem, and in one of my earlier samples i was too lazy to even out the sleeves before hemming and i honestly think it looks just fine.
Ok lets get sleeve hemming: