Ikarus is a basic top with a slim fit and a round neckline. The dividing seams in the front part allow you to play with colors and materials and recycle your leftovers. Of course, the divisions can also be put together and depending on what you want and like, you can then sew a classic sweater .

Length at center back = 60-65cm

Ikarus was sewn from a sweat in this pattern.

Required material:

We recommend jersey and for the front part to mix e.g. imitation leather (washable).

Sizes 44-48 Outer fabric uni 1.40 m 140cm wide
Sizes 50-58 Outer fabric uni 1.70 m 140cm wide
Sizes 44-48 Outer fabric 1 patched 1.30 m 140cm wide
Sizes 50-58 Outer fabric 1 patched 1.60 m 140cm wide
Sizes 44-58 outer fabric 2 0.55m 140cm wide
Sizes 44-58 Outer fabric 3 0.55m 140cm wide


Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabrics . Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can lay the back piece on the 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 . 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 a pin .

You need from fabric:

  • 1x back part in break
  • 2x sleeves in opposite directions
  • 1x waistband
  • 2x sleeve cuffs
  • 1x front right
  • 1x front left
  • 1x front middle

Sewing instructions:

To sew this sweater 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!
Happy sewing!

Begin your sewing with all cuffs. Sew them together, right sides together, iron open the seam allowances and iron the fold right sides out.

To additionally secure both layers of fabric on top of each other, we sewed an auxiliary seam all around. Now take the right and middle front piece and sew the first dividing seam right sides together. Neaten the seam allowances together and then iron them down.

The seam is then flat-stitched just under the edge.

Here you can see a detailed view of the flat-stitched seam.

Place the left front piece on the previously prepared front piece, right sides together. Stitch the two together and neaten the seam allowances, then iron them down.

Here, too, you topstitch the flat ironed seam allowance just under the edge.

Here you can see a detailed photo where both flat quilts meet, with a change of color of the yarn.

Now place your front piece on the back piece, right sides together, and sew both side seams. Pay attention to the seam allowances in the pattern. Then neaten the seam allowances together and iron them to the back.

Sew the shoulder seams together as well. Neat the seam allowances together and press them to the back.

Now we come to the sleeves, which you put right sides together and sew together. Neaten the seam allowances together and iron them to the back.

The prepared sleeve cuff can now be stretched right sides together towards the sleeve hem. Overcast the seam allowances and iron them up.

Sew the finished sleeves right sides together into the correct armhole. Pay attention to the markings in the cut.

Place the neck cuff right sides together in the neck hole and stretch it out a little while sewing. Neat the seam allowances together and then iron them down.

Stitch the seam close to the edge.

Sew the prepared cuff for the hem to the torso, right sides together, and neaten the seam allowances together.

Your IKARUS is ready !

If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will answer you as soon as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.

Back to blog