The perfect tops in summer are those that you simply slip into and feel completely comfortable. Looking at it from the front, you might think nothing special... but as soon as you turn your back on the other person, there will be an “ohhh”. The back part has an almost round neckline, which is gathered with a rubber band and only tied with a tie at the back neckline. Since the armholes are also gathered with elastic, the shirt has a casual width that makes it wonderfully comfortable. The last detail is the different lengths between the front and back parts and the rounded hem finish makes this top complete. Length at center back is: 70-76 cm depending on size.
In this example, the “Orestina” shirt with the special back neckline was sewn from a viscose jersey.
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the notches from the pattern. In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
We recommend a jersey.
- Sizes 34-40: outer fabric 1.10m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 42 -50: outer fabric 1.70m (140cm wide)
- 1x front part in break
- 1x back part in break
- 1x back document in breakage
- both arm covers 2x each
- both hem covers each 1x in the break
- 3 elastic bands according to the measurement chart for the armholes and the back part
- 1 strip for the neck ties
Place the back facing on the back piece right sides together and sew the inner edge. Snap it in the complete curve up to just before the seam, turn the facing and iron the seam edge clean. Stitch these off tightly. Fold the outer edge of the facing inwards by 1 cm and stitch it tightly onto the back piece to create a tunnel.
Use a safety pin to pull the appropriate elastic into the tunnel. Be careful not to twist it. Sew the two ends of the tunnel well with the rubber band so that it can no longer slip.
Here's the other end too.
Then place the back piece on the front piece right sides together and sew the shoulder seams and then the side seams. Place the front facing for the armhole right sides together on the matching back facing and close the side seam and the shoulder seam (red staples).
Pin the facing to the corresponding armhole, right sides together, so that the side and shoulder seams meet exactly and close this seam. Fold the open edge of the facing inwards by 1cm and stitch it tightly to create a tunnel. Leave a small opening so you can pull the rubber band in in the next step.
Use a safety pin to pull the elastic into the tunnel until you come out the other side. Again, be careful not to twist the rubber.
Sew the two rubber ends together securely, pull them back into the tunnel and close its opening. This is what your finished sleeve with drawstring looks like. Repeat on the other side.
Lay the two hem covers right sides together and close the short side seams. Proceed with the hem in exactly the same way as with the arm, except that you don't pull in the elastic. So pin the slip onto the hem of the blouse right sides together and close the seam. Snap the curves in until just before the seam, iron out the edges neatly and topstitch them tightly.
Here, too, fold the open edge inwards by 1 cm and stitch it onto the shirt. Now it's the turn of the strip for the neckline and the associated tie. Fold it in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and iron.
Both ends are turned over to the marking on the pattern where the neckline begins. Lock the seam tightly at these two points. Turn the two ends right side out and iron them nice and flat. Then pin the stripe to the neckline by starting at one of the seam ends that meets the end of the neckline, pinning it from there right sides together and ending the same way on the other side. Then sew the strip onto the neckline and lock the seam well at the beginning and end. Iron the seam allowance down and stitch it tightly onto the front piece.
Congratulations, your Orestina shirt is complete!