The classic shirt Gudrun gets a great individual look if you patch two different fabric qualities, the dividing seams make this really wonderful. With the round neckline and short sleeves, Gudrun is a great basic cut that you can use to make the most of your leftovers.

Length at center back = 61-66cm

In these instructions, Gudrun was sewn from viscose and jersey.

Required material:

We recommend a softly falling jersey . Combined with a flowing, printed silk , viscose or polyester satin .

Sizes 34-40 jersey 0.90 m 140cm wide
Sizes 34-40 outer fabric 0.75m 140cm wide
Sizes 42-52 jersey 1.00 m 140cm wide
Sizes 42-50 outer fabric 0.75m 140cm wide


Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up and the selvedges parallel to the center so you can lay the front and back pieces in 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:

  • 1x back part in break
  • 1x front part in break
  • 2x front side panels in opposite directions
  • 2x rear side panels in opposite directions
  • 2x sleeves in opposite directions
  • 1x strip

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.

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!
First, get all the front pieces. Lay the pieces right sides together and sew them together with a 1cm seam. The seam allowance is trimmed together and ironed to the center front.
Do the same with the back piece.
Now sew the front and back pieces together, right sides together, at the shoulder seam. You also overcast this seam and iron the seam allowance towards the back.
Next you close the side seams, right sides together, with 1.5 cm. Overcast the seam allowance again and iron to the back.

Next up are the sleeves. First neaten the hem and iron it inwards by 2 cm (this will make processing the hem easier later). Then close the sleeves at the underarm seam, right sides together, neaten the seam allowance and iron it to the back.

Tuck each sleeve into the matching armhole (the snaps must line up, including the side seams). Sew the sleeves together, right sides together, and neaten the seam allowance. The seam allowance is ironed into the sleeve.

Now fold the sleeve hem inwards and stitch it at 1.5 cm.

Prepare the neckline for the neckline. Iron them out, left to left, in the fold. Now sew the short ends of the strip together, right sides together, so that you have a ring (unfold the strip again to do this). Iron the seam allowances apart and the band, wrong sides together, in the fold.

Now sew the panel, right sides together, to the neckline. I placed the seam of the stripe here on the seam of the left shoulder.

Neaten the seam allowance of the neckline and iron it down. The seam allowance is then extra tightly stitched flat.

Finally, just neaten the hem and iron 2cm inwards. At 1.5cm, sew the hem to the bodice and iron flat.

Your GUDRUN 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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