Addie Top Sew Along Day 5, how to sew bishop sleeves, how to add bishop sleeves to a sewing pattern, how to hack bishop sleeves Seamingly Smitten

The Addie Top bishop sleeve sewing pattern for women
Sew Along Day 5

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The #addiechallenge is here! Sew something for yourself before the holiday rush begins!
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Welcome to The Addie Top / Dress Sew Along! I'm so glad you are here!

This week we are having an Addie Top sewing along and here is our schedule! I tried to include a little sewing each day, so at the end of the week you have a brand new top!

Monday: DAY 1 CLICK HERE choose your fabric and assemble your pattern
Tuesday: DAY 2 CLICK HERE measure for your size, cut the paper pattern and cut your fabric
Wednesday: DAY 3 CLICK HERE assemble the bodice, iron on the interfacing, attach the facing
Thursday: DAY 4 CLICK HERE Today we attach the sleeves, gather and 
attach the ruffle and sew down the side seams
Friday: add cuffs and hem your top or dress then start sending in those photos!!

Starting Friday through next Wednesday, November 27th you can add a picture of you wearing your new Addie Top in our facebook group and be entered to win some cool prizes!!
1st Place: a $40 gift card to Sly Fox Fabrics and 3 free Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns
2nd Place: a $20 gift card to Seweird Fabrics and 3 free Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns
3rd Place: a $20 gift card to Milly Mae Fabrics and 3 free Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns

Let's get started!
1. Lay each cuff right sides together, pin at the 4 inch short end and sew using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Press seam open with an iron. 
2. Fold the cuff in half so it is a shorter loop (2 inch tall loop) and press with an iron.
3. Run a basting stitch around the bishop sleeve's edge, leaving a 6 inch tail at the beginning and end. 
4. Gather each sleeve until it is the width of the cuff. 
5. Slide the cuff over the sleeve's edge, with raw edges touching and pin.
6. Sew using a 3/8 inch seam allowance.
(or check out the video HERE to watch how to gather it with clips)
7. Try it on, mark hem, press up hem with an iron, pin and sew your hem!
You're done!! 


I hope you loved sewing the Addie Top with us! We have the Hailey Hoodie bishop sleeve pattern that just hit the shop! Check it out here! You can take these skills you learned and use the bishop sleeve on any pattern you like! I think you will definitely like the fit of the Hailey! It's a slim fit hoodie, bishop sleeves, elongated cuffs, optional kangaroo pocket, optional hood or neckband. Plus, there will be a V-neck hack next week and inside pockets! Stay tuned!

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