Recommended fabrics: elastic cotton, natural or artificial knitted fabric.
You will need: fusible interfacing; braid of 0.5 cm (3/16") width, eyelets.
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 center - 2 details
2. Front side – 2 details
3. Back center - 1 detail
4. Back side – 2 details
5. Front facing - 2 details
6. Back neckline facing – 1 detail
7. Sleeve - 2 details
Fusible interfacing: front facing, back 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 the front facing and back neckline facing with fusible interfacing.
2. Sew front princess seams.
3. Sew back princess seams.
4. Sew neckline facing to front facings.
5. Oversew front facing outer edge and the facing.
6. Sew shoulder seams.
7. Sew side seams.
8. Overstitch front facings and back neckline with front facings (with facing), then turn front facings into wrong side. Oversew and press edges. Sew front facings on shoulder seams with stitch of 1 cm (3/8") width.
9. Sew sleeve seams to the notch, with unsewn vent. Press sleeve hem allowance into right side. Sew vent edges. Press hem allowance into wrong side and topstitch.
10. Sew sleeves into arm holes fitting them along caps.
11. Press garment hem allowance into wrong side and topstitch into the edge.
12. Make string eyelets.