Our Lina shirt not only surprises with its interesting seams, it also offers the perfect basis for being creative and patching with fabrics. These are the sewing instructions for the shirt with sleeves.
Length at center back = 71-75 cm.
In these instructions, Lina was sewn from a viscose jersey and a woven fabric.
We recommend a soft, flowing jersey fabric and a polyester or silk fabric for patching.
Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Place the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can place the front and back pieces on the fold. 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 the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. 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:
- 1x back part in broken jersey
- 1x back part at the bottom in the break
- 1x front part in the break
- 1x neck hole strip jersey
- 2x sleeves against jersey
To sew this shirt you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the cut edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part 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 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!
To prepare, we start by neatening the hems of the front and bottom of the back,…
... and then iron them over by 1cm.
Then place the lower back piece, right sides together, on the front piece and close both side seams. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Now you can stitch the hem in place.
Place the upper back piece from the beginning of the neck hole all the way around to the other end of the neck hole, right sides together, on the bottom piece and close this seam. Pay attention to the clips in the cut. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed upwards.
To ensure correct and clean processing of the neck hole strip, only one shoulder seam is first closed, neatened together and ironed to the back. In our case this is the right shoulder.
The neck hole strip is now prepared: Iron it, left sides together, in a fold...
... and pin it to your open neck hole with pins, right sides together. Then sew it in place. Pay attention to the clips in the cut.
Now the neck hole strip is placed upwards and the edge is stitched through all seam allowances. The seam allowance is trimmed by 0.5cm.
Here you can see a detailed view of how the neck hole is processed.
The entire neck hole strip is ironed inside.
But before the neck hole is stitched in place, the second shoulder seam must be closed, neatened together and ironed to the back. In order for the seam allowances of the neck hole strip to be unfolded, the seam allowance of the shoulder must be cut.
Here you can see a detailed photo of how the seam allowance was cut and then we finished the shoulder seam.
Now you can finally stitch through the edge of the neck hole strip.
Now let's move on to the sleeves of your shirt. First, finish the hem of your sleeves…
...and iron it in transition. Orientate yourself on the snapshots in the cut.
Place one sleeve, right sides together, and close the inner arm seam. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
The ironed hem is then stitched in place.
Place the correct sleeve, right sides together, into the correct armhole of your shirt. Orientate yourself on the snapshots in the cut. When sewing, make sure that both seams meet exactly. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed into the sleeve.
Your LINA is ready!
If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.