Our Lina shirt not only surprises with its interesting seams, it also offers the perfect basis for letting off steam creatively and patching with fabrics. Lina is now also available as a sleeveless shirt. With the sleeveless variant, the armhole is only turned over with a stripe.
Length at center back = 71-75 cm
In these instructions, Lina was sewn from a viscose jersey and a woven fabric.
We recommend a soft, flowing jersey fabric and a polyester or silk fabric for patching.
|Jersey / without sleeves
|Jersey / without sleeves
Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can lay the front and back pieces in the fold. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvage of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, etc. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.
You need from fabric:
- 1x back piece in broken jersey
- 1x back part below in the break
- 1x front part in break
- 1x Jersey neck strip
- 2x armhole tape in opposite jersey
To sew this shirt you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
The armhole strip is prepared: iron it, left to left, in the fold...
...and pin it to your open armhole, right sides together. Then sew it in place. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut.
Now the armhole strip is placed upwards and the edge is stitched through all the seam allowances. The seam allowance is cut by 0.5 cm.
Here you can see a detailed view of how the armhole seam allowances were cut.
The next step is to neaten the hems of the front and back parts below,...
… to then iron them down 1cm.
Then place the lower back part, right sides together, on the front part and close both side seams. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Now you can topstitch the hem.
Lay the upper back part from the beginning of the neckline all the way around to the other end of the neckhole, right sides together, on the bottom part and close this seam. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed upwards.
For a correct and clean processing of the neck strip, only one shoulder seam is first closed, overcast and ironed to the back. In our case, this is the right shoulder.
The neck strip is now prepared: iron it, left to left, in the fold...
... and pin it with pins, right sides together, at your open neckline. Then sew it in place. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut.
Now the neck strip is placed upwards and the edge is stitched through all the seam allowances. The seam allowance is cut by 0.5 cm.
Here you can see a detailed view of how the neckline is processed.
The entire neck strip is ironed inwards.
But before the neckline is stitched, the second shoulder seam has to be closed, overcast and ironed to the back. The seam allowance of the shoulder must be cut so that the seam allowances of the neck strip can be unfolded.
Here you can see a detailed photo of how the seam allowance was cut and then we neatened the shoulder seam.
Now you can finally stitch through the edge of the neckline.
Your sleeveless LINA is ready!
If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer you as soon as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Sincerely yours, Dagmar and Ellen.