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 real eye-catcher. You can sew the sweater in different versions, so we have added another sleeve variant to the pattern. The puffed sleeves come particularly well from a lace with a bit of body, but an organza fabric is also great.
Length at center back = 51-58 cm
Lera was sewn from a soft sweat fabric in this pattern.
We recommend a jersey, knit or sweatshirt fabric, elastic lace for the cuffs or ready-made cuffs, preferably in contrast. The puff sleeve variant looks great in a stiffer lace or organza fabric.
|Sizes 34-42||Outer fabric, no matter which sleeve||1.20 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 44-50||Outer fabric, narrow sleeves||1.40 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 44-50||Outer fabric, wide sleeves||1.60 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 34-50||cuff fabric
|72 cm wide
Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or with chalk and mark the ends of the darts, note that from size 40 bust darts must be processed. 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:
- 2x front part, opposite
- 2x back part, opposite
- 1x neck band
- 1x waistband
- 2x sleeves, opposite
- 2x cuffs
To sew this sweater you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to overcast 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 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!
Sizes 40-50 have a bust dart, please sew this according to the pattern. 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
Start your sewing work by neatening the center front and center back of the front and back pieces.
Then you can 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 center front.
Now place the front and back pieces right sides together and close the shoulder seam. Neat and press back the seam allowances.
Sew the neck band into a round and neaten the seam allowances together.
Please note: we used ready-made cuffs for the neckline, if you decide to buy fabric by the metre, then the processing is the same as for the hem cuff, described below, the pattern pieces are included in the pattern.
Then place it right sides together in the neckline and sew it in place. Overcast the seam allowances and iron them down.
Stitch the ironed seam allowance extra tight with a seam that is the width of a stitching foot.
Also sew the seam allowances of the shoulders extra tight with a seam the width of a stitching foot.
Now close the side seams, right sides together, neaten the seam allowances and then iron them to the back.
Now take the sleeves and sew the inner arm seam right sides together. Neat the seam allowances together and press them to the back.
You also close the sleeve cuffs in a round and neaten the seam allowances together.
Please note: we used ready-made cuffs for the cuffs, if you decide to buy yard goods, then the processing is the same as for the hem cuffs, described below, the pattern pieces are included in the pattern.
Place the cuffs, right sides together, on the sleeve hem, sew both together, neaten the seam allowances and then iron them upwards.
You can also secure the seam allowances of the sleeve cuffs with an extra wide seam.
The sleeves are prepared and you can stitch them right sides together into the correct armhole and overcast the seam allowances together.
Iron the cuffs for the hem in a fold, left sides facing.
Open the fold and close the cuff right sides together to form a round. Iron the seam allowances apart.
So that the two layers of fabric cannot slip, sew an auxiliary seam all around.
Sew the prepared cuff right sides together to the hem of the torso. Overcast the seam allowances and iron them up.
You also topstitch the seam allowance of the hem with a seam the width of a stitching foot.
Your LERA is ready!
If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to email@example.com. We will answer you as soon as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.