You will need: knitwear, zipper, trimming piping.
Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need.
When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide.
1. Center back part – 2 pieces
2. Center front part – 1 piece
3. Lower front part – 1 piece
4. Upper front part – 1 piece
Advice: to prevent seam from stiffing, sew details with special (zig zag) stitch. To prevent hem from stiffing serge it with overlock and then stitch using double needle. Do the same for all edges which must stay elastic. The above is not for industrial manufacturing.
1. Mark piping line on center/lower/upper front parts.
2. Stitch bust darts and press them.
3. Press the piping along the center and topstitch along marking on center/lower/upper front parts.
4. Trim center front part’s lower edge and center front part’s decorative upper edge with piping.
5. Trim drop-shaped neckline at upper front part with piping.
6. Serge upper edge of lower front part and lower edge of upper front part.
7. Lay lower front part under center front part and topstitch. Lay upper front part under center front part and topstitch.
8. Trim front/back armholes with piping.
9. Serge middle back edges. Stitch middle back edges excluding closure slit and lower slit. Press middle back seam apart pressing slits and stitch the zipper in. Topstitch lower slit’s edge.
10. Trim front/back neckline.
11. Stitch shoulder edges. Serge shoulder seams and press them backwards.
12. Stitch front/back side edges. Serge side seams and press them backwards.
13. Serge garment hem, fold it under and topstitch.