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Prior to setting the sleeve into the armscye, hem sleeve and shrink ease out of sleeve cap (see previous post on Smooth Sleeve Caps)
- Wrong sides out, place lining on top of sleeve and loosely sew the underarm seams together. Leave 3-4 inches at the beginning and end of the the seam.
- Baste sleeves to bodice. Loosely diagonally baste around the sleeve to secure the lining: 4 inches from the hem and 4 inches from the sleeve cap. Machine stitch armscye seam.
- Clip at matchpoints and press underarm seam flat so it stands up under the arm. Across the top of the sleeve cap, between matchpoints, press the seam open.