Hello sew along-ers,
I’m posting a bit later than usual and dividing today’s tutorials in two: plackets & joining dress.
As a reference, this is how the original pattern looks compared to the one we will be using(here
The placket length on both sleeves needs to be adjusted to the new template. Using the original placement, position the new template on top, with waxing paper underneath and trace.
Cut 2: 13 cm x 1 cm strip of interface. Interface the new placket line on both sleeves. That will help the stabilise the fabric. If you are afraid to loose your chalkline, you can always clip at the end of the sleeve.
Fold the fold line shown (line 6) and press in place. I like to secure it with either1⁄4-inch-wide fusible web tape or a baste with fabric glue. Snip the fold line on the high column as shown, fold, press and baste.
To create the triangle on the high column (placket point) fold both marked lines, then press and baste in place.
With the sleeve ends towards you, on the wrong side facing up, place the placket with the right side facing the sleeve, and the markings facing yourself. Make sure your placket marking is underneath the markings for the placket.
Sew both layers along stitching lines 3 and 4, pivoting (with your needle down, lift the foot and move the fabric) at the top corners. Cut the middle line. (template line 3) Snips the Y being carefully to not cut the thread.
Turn the right side of the sleeves to face you than turn the placket to the right side of the sleeve. Press.
Fold the narrow part of the placket tucking the seam under. Press in place. Secure in place with fabric glue if you want before sewing it place as close to the edge as possible.
Fold the large edge of the placket over, covering both the placket slit and the narrow edge. Press it in place. Sew as close to the edge as possible (aka edgestitching) all around the tip. Besides following the triangle shape, sew a straight line across to secure the placket in place.
Add a decorative topstitch if you wish.
How to apply fusible web tape
Where to by fusible web tape
Plackets tutorial via Threads