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You will need: knitwear; fusing; 1 button; zipper; bias tape.

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. Collar – 2 pieces
2. Back part – 2 pieces
3. Upper front part – 2 pieces
4. Lower front part – 1 piece

Fusing: outer collar.

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. Apply the fusing to wrong side of outer collar.

2. Stitch back darts and press it towards back center.

3. Stitch back middle seam. Serge it and press rightwards.

4. Overstitch shaped neckline with piping. Serge front middle edge. Stitch front middle seam up to notch. Press front middle seam apart.

5. Make superficial pleats into upper front part and stitch lower front part to. Serge joining seam and press upwards.

6. Stitch shoulder edges. Serge the seam and press it backwards.

7. Serge side edges. Stitch side edges excluding closure slit into left side seam. Press side seams apart pressing closure slit.

8. Serge inner collar with outer one, turn the collar right side out, slash corners and press the collar.

9. Stitch the collar into neckline, fold outer collar’s open edge under and topstitch it along the seam joining inner collar.

10. Serge front/back armholes. Press sergeed allowances and topstitch them at 0.5 cm (3/16") from edge or make edgings with bias tape.

11. Stitch the zipper into left side seam.

12. Sew the loop on right front part, sew the button on left one.

13. Serge the hem, press and topstitch.

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