Step 13: Assembly: Sleeves

Fold sleeves in half vertically, pin, and sew. 

Mark the center (at fold).

Turn coat body inside out; align the sleeve seam with the side body seam, pin; find center of "inset" and pin "sleeve" center to "inset" center. 

Follow the edges around the sleeve opening, pinning fabric together. 

Sew... which can be kind of fiddly, so take your time, hand-sewing if it is less nerve-wracking. 

Repeat with second sleeve.
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<p>Oooh, do it! I would love to see it when you do :)</p>
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Totally making this for my daughter and then maybe one for me :) I love it!!!!
I'm gonna make the pattern for this right now. :) This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. :D
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i love the side on the right :D
Love it!&nbsp; I love sewing; and I think you did a fabulous job. Might take me while to draft all the pieces,but then I'll have an easy pattern to follow!&nbsp; I can see making many of these coats!&nbsp; Fleece is so warm, I think I might make mine single layer-except for the collar.&nbsp; I like the contrast!&nbsp; Again, great job!&nbsp; Thanks for taking the time to put this instructable together!<br />
super helpful...i've been pondering the details of a reversible black/white coat for months.<br /> imagine how many outfits it'll match!<br />
&nbsp;I am totally making this. Some day;)<br /> I've been looking for a nice jacket to make, and I love this design.<br /> I live in South Florida so I'll be making it with some light weight fabric. Thank you for sharing.
Your drafting technique does not &quot;read&quot; clearly on the first go-about-- the pacing of this instructable could have been improved by separating the steps a bit more. THAT&nbsp;BEING&nbsp;SAID, this instructable is incredibly detailed and informative. I appreciate your efforts to explain the complicated process.<br /> What a handsome coat, too!<br /> I will be taking a crack at this, I think. I'll toss some photos up when I'm done.<br />
I&nbsp;know <em>exactly</em> what you're saying.&nbsp; Being a long time [blogger] may have crippled me in formulation because I have been spoiled by the ability to customize formatting with html, putting images inline with their respective steps.&nbsp; I&nbsp;did struggle with how to go about putting it all together and I have since considered editing it to where there would be no more than five images per step (ie. making manymany more steps), but where would logical breaks fall, if not where they lie?&nbsp; Thank you for confirming what was nagging at me! &nbsp; (And also for your kind sentiments!)&nbsp; I will definitely give it a long, hard staring match and see what I can come up with :)<br /> <br /> <br />
I second this request!&nbsp; You've done a fantastic job of the coat and an enormous amount of work documenting it and the result is wonderful.&nbsp; But I haven't been able to figure out how the shoulders go together after fifteen minutes of study... I have these suggestions:<br /> <ul> <li>Refer to the pattern pieces by name instead of number, so the reader doesn't have to remember that piece 1 is the front, and piece 4 is the shoulder inset, etc.</li> <li>Split out the drafting into steps exactly where you have placed double newlines in your text (i.e. before each bit that starts &quot;Using measurements ...&quot;)</li> <li>Split out the assembly instructions at Collar/Yoke, Shoulders, Body, etc. so it's easier to match up the pictures with the instructions.</li> </ul> Awesome work and awesome coat!&nbsp; I'm definitely going to use that collar on something, it's just gorgeous.<br />
Thank you for this very helpful comment.&nbsp; I was initially worried if I&nbsp;had broken it into so many steps it would be entirely too long, but I think you're right.&nbsp; I hope to have a fresh edit up by tomorrow evening :)<br /> <br /> Is it the section on tacking the insides of the shoulders together that isn't clear or the section dealing with attaching the insets (piece 4) to the collar/yoke (pieces 1A, 1, and 1B)?&nbsp; <br /> <br /> It's difficult to edit in retrospect since I&nbsp;was winging the whole thing as I&nbsp;went along, therefore making all the sense in the world (in my head :p), and wrote directions in real time while [fabricating] and taking pictures.&nbsp; Next time I will proto first, then follow my own directions to make [whatever it is] for an instructable.<br /> <br /> Thanks again!<br />
It isn't that either of the sections isn't clear in of themselves, just that I couldn't sort out the information that was there and match it with the photos.&nbsp; My brain blurred with the amount of text and the numbering scheme.&nbsp; Other people may have been able to understand it fine, of course.<br /> <br /> There's nothing wrong with writing up as you go!&nbsp; You just chose your first instructable to be something rather complicated.&nbsp; I'm gonna bet that your next&nbsp; will be <em>both</em> awesome and clearly laid out :)<br />
wow! you did such a fantastic job!!!&nbsp; I am in love with this jacket!! Thank you for posting this instructable =D&nbsp; I am going to try and talk myself into making this now lol. I am terrible with sewing =\<br />
And thank you for the compliment :)&nbsp; Like I&nbsp;was telling RuthZeman below, I would be thrilled to see it if you make it!&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I am not so great with sewing, myself.&nbsp; My hand stitching holds, but is hideous (I long for nice, straight, even stitches!), so I bought a super-saver machine about six years ago, but I have to go reaaally slow or I will wreck everything.<br />
The jacket is fantastic looking! I can't wait to try this!
Thank you!&nbsp; I would love to see your results :)<br />

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