The short and boxy sweater shape is the ideal complement to high-waist trousers and skirts and is therefore an absolute must-have for all fashion enthusiasts. With the front seam and the contrasting colored cuffs, Lera is a special eye-catcher. You can sew the sweater in different designs, but we have added another sleeve variant to the pattern. The puff sleeve comes particularly well from a lace with a bit of stand, but an organza fabric is also great.
Length at center back = 51 -58 cm
In these instructions, Lera was sewn from a soft sweat fabric.
We recommend a jersey, knit or sweatshirt fabric, with elastic lace or finished cuffs for the cuffs, preferably in a contrast. The puff sleeve version looks great in a stiffer lace or organza fabric.
|Outer fabric, no matter which sleeve
|Outer fabric, narrow sleeves
|Outer fabric, wide sleeves
| Cuff fabric
| 72cm wide
Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all clips from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk and mark the ends of the darts, note that bust darts must be used from size 40. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.
What you need from fabric:
- 2x front part, opposite
- 2x back part, opposite
- 1x neck strap
- 1x waistband
- 2x sleeves, opposite
- 2x cuffs
To sew this sweater you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the raw edges.
In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!
Sizes 40-50 have a bust dart, please sew this according to the cut.
Start your sewing work by overcasting the center front and center back of the front and back pieces individually.
You can then place the center back and center front right sides together and sew them together.
Iron the seam allowances apart and stitch a seam the width of a quilting foot to the right and left of the center back and front.
Now place the front and back pieces together, right sides together, and close the shoulder seam. Finish everything together and press the seam allowances to the back.
Sew the neck band into the round and neaten the seam allowances.
Please note: we used ready-made cuffs for the neck hole. If you decide to buy by the meter, then the processing is the same as for the hem cuffs, described below, the pattern parts are included in the pattern.
Then place it right sides together in the neck hole and sew it in place. Finish the seam allowances together and press them down.
Stitch the ironed seam allowance extra tightly with a seam the width of a quilting foot.
Also stitch the seam allowances of the shoulders extra tightly with a stitching foot wide seam.
Now close the side seams together, right sides together, neaten the seam allowances and then iron them backwards.
Now take the sleeves and close the inner arm seam right sides together. Finish the seam allowances together and press them backwards.
You also close the cuffs in a round shape and finish the seam allowances together.
Please note: we used finished cuffs for the sleeve cuffs. If you decide to buy by the meter, then the processing is the same as for the hem cuffs, described at the bottom, the pattern parts are included in the pattern.
Place the cuffs, right sides together, on the sleeve hem, sew them together, neaten the seam allowances and then iron them up.
You can also secure the seam allowances on the cuffs with an extra quilting foot wide seam.
The sleeves are prepared and you can stitch them right sides together into the correct armhole and finish the seam allowances together.
Iron the cuff for the hem inside out, left sides together.
Open the fold and close the cuff, right sides together, in the round. Iron the seam allowances apart.
To prevent the two layers of fabric from slipping, stitch an auxiliary seam the width of a quilting foot all around.
Sew the prepared cuff to the hem of the torso, right sides together. Finish the seam allowances together and press them up.
You also stitch the seam allowance of the hem with a stitch the width of a quilting foot.
Your LERA is ready!
If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.