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To gather the puff sleeve, sew two rows of basting stitches between the two side notches. Gather between the basting stitches.
With right sides together align the sleeve to the arm hole matching the center notch with the shoulder seam . Evenly distribute gathers so the length of the sleeve matches the length of the arm opening. Pin in place.
Sew with a 1/2” seam allowance. Finish the seams with a zig zag stitch or serger. Remove basting stitches. Press seam towards the bodice. Repeat for other sleeve.
With right sides together, pin side seams making sure the seams at the arm hole are aligned. Sew with a 1/2” seam allowance. Finish the seams with a zig zag stitch or serger. Press seams toward the back.
Press the raw edge of the sleeve under by 1/4” towards the wrong side of fabric. Press under again by another 1”.
Edge stitch along this folded line leaving a 2” opening to insert elastic.
To measure the length of elastic needed, wrap the elastic around your arm bicep and find the length that feels comfortable for you. We like it slightly looser. Add 1/2” to this measurement and cut your elastic. You will need 2 pieces this size.
Attach a safety pin to one end of your elastic and feed it through the opening you created on the sleeve until it is fully through the channel.
When the 2 elastic ends meet, overlap by 1/2”. Pin in place and sew elastic together with a zig zag stitch, backstitch to secure.
Distribute the elastic and stitch up the 2” opening so the sleeve band is fully encased. Repeat for other sleeve.