Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

Placement of slit in sleeve band

Jonagold | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Would anyone know the “formula” for putting a decorative slit (vertical) in a band around the edge of a 3/4 length sleeve on a jacket?  I don’t have a ready made garment or anything available to check.  I think it should be on the side of the arm where a cuff would open but it would look strange if it were in the wrong place.  I suppose that I could put it in the seam but that might also look as if it shouldn’t be there. 

I am making the jacket for Burda 8241.  I have made this pattern many times and I am searching for a way to vary the sleeves/band.  The finished band is 13 inches and two inches deep.

I would like to make a hidden placket for the button/buttonholes with the extra fabric folded under (hiding the buttonholes).  Does anyone know a source of directions for that.  I’m certain it would help if I knew the correct term to search!  I have a smashing brooch and don’t want the buttons to detract.

Thanks ever so much.

Replies

  1. starzoe | | #1

    The sleeve placket is usually in line with the outside of the hand - follow the little finger up your arm. This is where the seam would be if you had a two-piece sleeve. If you have a pattern with a two-piece sleeve you can check this even if it does not have a placket. Look at a man's shirt, the placket on the shirt will be on the outside of the wrist.

    However, you don't have to follow the rules. A slit at the top side of the hand might be attractive, especially if you plan to turn the ends back to make a partial "cuff". In that case you would have to line or face the cuff part of the sleeve.

  2. Josefly | | #2

    Message # 4402.4 addresses the hidden button placket question you have. You can do an advanced search on the very phrase you used - hidden placket - and you'll get a long list of posts on the topic. This one appears under the Patterns topic, with title of "Blouse Closure Information."

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

Shop the Store

View All
View More