I followed the pattern instructions to attach the lining and jacket - big mistake! Here's what the lining looks like insided the jacket sleeve. UNACCEPTABLE!!
I opened the lining's center back seam...
... so I could access the sleeve hems from inside the jacket.
I began removing the stitching connecting the jacket and lining sleeves.
Next, I marked one of the two sleeve seams to make certain I match them correctly when I re-attach the lining and jacket.
The pattern instructions had me hem the jacket and lining sleeves seperately and attach them. I originally used the blind stitch on my maching to hem each.
The bobbin threading kept jamming while I stitch the blind hem - I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!! - so, I removed the blind stitching from all four sleeves.
I added a strip of bias cut interfacing to each jacket sleeve's hem, leaving the seam allowance free. The additional interfacing extends up to the depth of the sleeve's 2-inch hem, providing me a surface that I can "catch" when securing the sleeve's hem.
The upper sleeve completed...
...and now the under sleeve.
Now that the additional interfacing has been fused, I measure and press the hem's 2-inch depth.
I fold back and pin approximately half the hem depth so I can begin securing it.
Instead of catching a thread in the fashion fabric, I'm catching a thread in the woven interfacing.
The stitches alternate between the jacket sleeve and the hem allowance, creating a zig-zap appearance.
From the sleeve's right side, there are no visible stitch marks, which is the goal.
Another view of the alternating catch stitches.
Next, I pin the lining and jacket sleeves hems together, matching seams and raw edges.
Opposite side of the pinned edges.
Next, I run the hem edges through the sewing machine with a 5/8 inch allowance.
...and from the jacket side.
Once the sleeve is pulled out from the back center opening, you can verify how much nicer the attachment looks...
A quick pressing of the sleeve hem to set the stitches and remove any pin marks...