Sunday, April 3, 2011

Heads, Tails, or Sleeve Cuffs?

Hey Ya'll! So I've been tweaking my muslin. Since I'm trying to mimic the piping in this Ralph Lauren Dress, I'm trying to make heads or tails of these cuff instructions. Any tips, cause I'm really lost. I'm doing sort of a "cuff interfacing" which is really just sandwiching two together with piping... and does this make any sense? Still, the instructions look like the cuff is the wrong side out in the 'how to' but the main illustration seems right.


  1. I agree that the instructions are really confusing! I think, though, you are on the right track - and if that is not exactly what they had in mind - I think that your plan is a good one!!!

    Can't wait to see the final product!

  2. Hmmmm. the directions look fine to me - what aren't you understanding? What might help you better understand what you are doing is if you make a mock-up of the bottom of the sleeve and the cuff out of paper (doesn't have to be true to size of even shape really). The most important thing is to to make sure you mark right side/wrong side on each piece of paper. Then, using some tape or staples as your stitching, follow the directions. Then once you have the hang of it, you'll know how to attach the piping. This is how I teach my non-sewing mother how to sew things.