If you like to wear loose, wide tops , you have found exactly the right model with our pattern Shirt Eva . The dropped shoulders and the slightly longer back part give the shirt its casual shape. The feminine boat neckline and the narrow sleeves are a nice contrast to this. Even sewing beginners can trust the pattern.

Length at center back = 63-69 cm

In these instructions, Eva was sewn from a Tencel woven fabric.

Required material:

We recommend flowing fabrics such as silk, polyester satin or viscose.

Sizes 34-40 outer fabric 1.45 m 140cm wide
Sizes 42-50 outer fabric 2.00 m 140cm wide
Sizes 34-50 inlay 0.40 m 90 cm wide


Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric and interlining. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can lay the front, back, facing front and back in the fold. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain 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 with chalk and mark the ends of the darts, note that from size 42 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. 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 back part in break
  • 1x front part in break
  • 2x sleeves in opposite directions

also with insert:

  • 1x document in front in the rupture
  • 1x receipt at the back in the rupture

also with band:

  • 1x document in front in the rupture
  • 1x receipt at the back in the rupture

Sewing instructions:

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.

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!
Have fun sewing !

Sizes 42-50 have a bust dart, sew it down 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 (so that the dart does not bag) on ​​the wrong side of the fabric, following the exact transfer of the pattern and carefully observing the marking. Draw a line with the tailor's chalk beforehand so that you don't sew too much or too little and finish the side seam nicely straight.
So that you don't have to bartack at the top, you can sew the last centimeter with a very small stitch. You iron the dart content upwards.

Then you iron the hems of the front and…

... and back part double in and around. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut.

You also iron the hems of the sleeves accordingly.

Neaten the side and shoulder seams of the front...

... and back part.

You also neaten the sleeve seams.

For the slips, clean up the lower cut edge.

The front facing can then be sewn onto the front piece, right sides together. For curves, seam allowances are clipped in with scissors. The seam allowances can then be laid flat when you turn them over. It is particularly important that the seam is not cut.

... and the back facing is placed on the back piece right sides together and sewn...

Then the seam allowances are flat-stitched as far as you can get. This method not only makes the final ironing easier, but also means that the facing automatically lies inwards and does not roll out if it is not topstitched separately. Only the facing is stitched to the seam allowances. The stitching line can then only be seen from the wrong side of the fabric, but not from the right side.

Now you can sew together the shoulders of the front and back pieces and the unfolded facings right sides together and iron out the seam allowances.

Stitch the facing all the way around the neckline.

Now sew the sleeves right sides together onto the body. Neat the seam allowances together.

Sew the underarm seam right sides together with the side seam in one go, stopping at the split marking. Then iron the seam allowances apart.

Before you finish the slit, stitch the prepared hems close to the edges.

Then you iron the slit according to the pattern and stitch it tightly around the edge with a small roof.

Here you can see a detailed view of the slot processing.

You also secure the hems of the sleeves with a quilted seam.

Your EVA 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.

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