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Victoria with ruffle Sleeve

For a day full of sunshine, she doesn’t need anything more than a cute ruffle sleeve. Often referred to as an angel sleeve, we put this cute sleeve on the Victoria pattern for a frill-styled dress.

Supplies

Children’s Corner Victoria pattern

Instructions

1. Cut a rectangle according to the chart below.
Victoria_Ruffle Sleeve_chart

2. Fold rectangle in half with wrong sides together along center line and press. Shape ends of the rectangle to achieve curved ends as shown in diagram.
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3. Press fabrics wrong sides together, run two lines of lengthened machine stitching from end to end along the raw edge side of the sleeve. Stitch the first line 1/8” from the raw edge and the second line 3/8” from the raw edge. Repeat with other sleeve.
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4. On your armhole, start at shoulder seam and measure down front and back and mark halfway points. Place a dot on the right side of fabric. This will be the top half of the armhole where the ruffle sleeve is inserted.
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5. Gather sleeve to fit between marks on bodice, distributing gathers evenly. Pin, and baste in place to the right side of fabric using a scant ¼” seam allowance.

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Button closure-bodice

See step #29 in Victoria instructions.

Zipper closure-bodice

See step #16 in Victoria instructions.1_PDF Button 50

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