| 3. The sleeve-to-bodice seams are smooth and flat with no puckers, |
pleats, or ripples.
| 4. Sufficient underarm reinforcement is used in fitted kimono sleeves to |
prevent them from ripping out during wear.
|SLEEVE FINISHES - The treatment of the lower sleeve edge is commonly |
referred to as the sleeve finish.
|Sleeve Plackets - A placket is a finished opening that is used at the lower |
edge of the sleeve in order to allow the sleeve to expand over the hand, yet
still maintain a comfortable fit at the wrist.
| 1. Any points or corners are stitched securely with no fraying or holes. |
| 2. The placket is completely smooth with no gathers or ripples. The |
pleats of the pleated placket are evenly folded and smooth.
| 3. The two sides of the placket are even in length. |
| 4. If the placket overlaps, the overlap is on the portion of the sleeve |
closest to the center, lapping toward the outside of the arm.
| 5. Portions of the placket do not roll outward to the right side of the |
| 6. Tailored placket points are sharp and even. |
|Cuffs - A cuff is constructed of a fabric band that finishes and/or decorates |
the lower edge of the sleeve. A cuff is intentionally visible in the completed
| 1. The cuff is interfaced for body and support. A rib stretch cuff is an |
| 2. The ends of open band cuffs are identical in size and shape and are |
| 3. The edge of the cuff is smooth and flat with no seam ditches showing. |
| 4. Any topstitching is even, straight, and in an appropriate stitch length. |
| 5. The seam allowance on a closed cuff is not visible where it joins |
| 6. The inside of the cuff/sleeve seam is enclosed appropriately, |
according to garment design, fabric, and quality.
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