flat set sleeves

today I'm talking about sleeves. sleeves are one of those things that look like they should be really hard, but in reality aren't that difficult. 

so lets start with the basics: flat set sleeves.

flat set sleeves are probably the easiest kind of sleeve to sew. the name refers to the construction method, as you attach the sleeve when the garment is still flat then stitch up and around the side seam. because of this assembly method flat-set sleeves tend to be a litter loser and more casual like in this hide and seek dress i made for maya.

because you are attaching the sleeve early in the construction process it is possible to finish the sleeve with french seams with this method as i did with a recent 2+2 top

there are a number of patterns that can teach flat-set sleeves, personally i like the 2+2 blouse and library dress patterns from, you guessed it, oliver + s.


aunt maggie