The bound buttonholes are ready, the singlewelt pockets are installed – it is time to set in the sleeves in my new vintage Vogue Jacket V1023.
This jacket has kimono sleeves with underarm inserts. To make sewing in the sleeve inserts easier it is advised to sew patches to the underarm seams.
I have machine stitched following the seam line on the corner.
Then I cut through all layers to the point.
The extensions from the patches make sure you will have a grip when attaching the inserts.
Before you sew the inserts you have to first sew the side seams joining front and back.
First I have pinned the inserts matching all notches and then based it in place. You may see on the below picture how helpful the patches are. It would be very difficult to catch this small edge of a fashion fabric.
After careful stitching both sleeves I could join the upper seams – arm and sleeves.
The jacket start to take a shape. Next on the list: a collar and cuffs.