The special detail of our Luna shirt is the decorative panel in the V-neckline. This is backed with a wedge so that a 2-in-1 effect is created. Luna also invites you to be really creative with your choice of fabric and to patch with different fabrics and patterns.
Length at center back = 68-74cm
In this pattern, Luna was sewn from a soft jersey and silk fabric.
We recommend soft, flowing jersey and polyester or silk for patching.
|Sizes 34-50||Outer fabric jersey||0.70 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 34-44||Outer fabric polyester/silk||1.10 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 46-50||Outer fabric polyester/silk||1.45 m||140cm wide|
Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabrics and interlining . Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can fold the front, back, back panel, and front neckline in a fold. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the thread up 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 and mark the ends of the darts . Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center. Markings define the positions of dart ends , pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or a pin n. It is best to first roughly cut all outer fabric parts that are completely covered with an interlining. After you have fixed the insert, cut it out exactly. There is also a video about gluing and fixing pattern pieces here.
You need from fabric:
- 1x front part in break
- 1x back part in break
- 1x panel at the back in the break
- 2x aperture in front, opposite
also with band:
- 1x inner panel rear
- 2x inner panel in front, opposite
also with insert:
- 1x outer panel at the back in the break
- 2x outer panel in front, opposite
You need from Jersey:
- 2x lower sleeves in opposite directions
- 2x upper sleeves in opposite directions
- 1x cut-out wedge at the front in the break
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!
A simple, straight dart is closed and sewn on the wrong side of the fabric, snap by snap, tapering from the widest point to the tip
Then iron the hems of the front and back sections in twice and over them.
Close shoulders, right sides together, and neaten seam allowances together, ironing them to the back.
Place the back panels right sides together and sew them together. Snip the seam allowances in the curve.
Place the front panels, right sides together, on top of each other and sew them together. Snip the seam allowances in the curve.
Here you can see a detailed photo of the flat-stitched panels.
Close the shoulder seams of the panels, open them up, right sides together and iron out the seam allowances.
Iron everything wrong sides together. Your prepared panel is ready.
The aperture crosses right to left. Now place the jersey neckline that you have cut to size under the facing and stitch it down with an auxiliary seam that is the width of a stitching foot.
Place the panel right sides together on the cutout of the torso and sew everything together. Overcast the seam allowances and iron them down.
This is what your finished cutout will look like.
Sew the side seams right sides together with the hem turned up and neaten the seam allowances together. Press the seam allowances backwards.
The ironed hem can now be stitched through.
Now come to your sleeves. To do this, place the undersleeve on the upper sleeve, right sides facing, and close the seam up to the top snap of the slit. Neaten the seam allowances together and snap them in at the slit. Iron them backwards.
The slit in the sleeve looks like this. Place the slit sections right sides together and sew them together. Also close the small seam above the slit. Then turn the two sides and iron them out.
Here you can see detailed photos of the slit processing.
Iron the hems of the sleeves in and over twice.
Now close the inner arm seam right sides together and neaten the seam allowances together. Then press the seam allowances backwards.
Pin the hems of the sleeves before stitching.
Now stitch the hem all the way around.
Finally, place the sleeve in the correct armhole and sew everything together. You neaten the seam allowances together.
Your LUNA 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, your Dagmar and Ellen.