It looks so innocent and puffy and cute, but don't believe it! It had to be set (dum, dum, dum) in the round. I don't know why I have such a mental block about setting sleeves in the round. I will do ANYTHING to avoid it. Raglan sleeves, kimono sleeves, set in flat - bring it on! But one fluffy puffed set-in-the-round sleeve and I go from Super Sewist to a quivering pile of insecurity. Why?? I honestly have no idea! I have set in many sleeves - from puffy to eased. I like to think that they generally come out looking quite nicely, but I will do anything to avoid this!! In fact, the sleeve above is only the first of the set. In writing this post, I'm avoiding the second. It's staring at me from the ironing board across the room. I can hear it chuckling softly to itself.
So, fellow sewists, do you have a sewing nemesis? Some technique or skill that makes you fear? Share and help me feel better about my sleeve phobia!