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Difficulty: **

Recommended fabrics: knitted fabric (cotton, viscose).

You will need: fusible interfacing.

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. Front part - 1 detail
2. Back part - 1 detail
3. Sleeve - 2 details
4. Back neckline facing – 1 detail
5. Front neckline facing – 1 detail

For models with gathered detail, there are additional details:
6. Front part drawstring – 2 details
7. Sleeve drawstring – 2 details
8. Back part drawstring – 2 details

Fusible interfacing: front part neckline facing, back part neckline facing.

Our advice: To make the fabric along stitched seams stretch, sew details with narrow zigzag or with special stretchable stitches. To make the hem stretch, oversew hem allowance with special oversew stitches (overlock), and then sew it using double needle. This is also attachable to other edges that should stay elastic. These recommendations are not for industry.


1. Strengthen front part neckline facing and back part neckline facing with fusible interfacing.

2. Sew front/back part neckline facings. Oversew the facings.

3. Sew shoulder seams inserting the selvedge into the seam.

4. Face front/back part necklines with facings.

5. Work front/back neckline facings.

6. Sew side seams.

7. Sew sleeve seams.

8. Sew the sleeves into the armhole fitting them along the cap.

9. Press apparel garment and sleeve hem allowances to the left and topstitch.

Following changes are for models with gathered detail:

10. Fold under and topstitch sleeve hem allowance as well as hem allowance.

11. Sew drawstring stripe (of lining) on the wrong side of the garment (or the sleeve) along marking, tuck the lower end of the stripe.

12. Fold each stripe along the center and stitch it at 0.7 cm (1/4") from the fold center. Turn the tie into its right side and press. Sew ends. Pull ties into the drawstring. Pull densely ties, trim at sides, pull ties ends.

Free sewing patterns (PDF) available for download

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