Our Lina shirt not only surprises with its interesting seams, it also offers the perfect basis for letting off steam creatively and patching with fabrics. This is the sewing instruction 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.

Required material:

We recommend a soft, flowing jersey fabric and a polyester or silk fabric for patching.

Sizes 34-40 outer fabric 0.60 m 140cm wide
Sizes 34-40 jersey 1.00 m 140cm wide
Sizes 34-40 Jersey/o. sleeve 0.60 m 140cm wide
Sizes 42-50 outer fabric 1.00 m 140cm wide
Sizes 42-50 jersey 1.30 m 140cm wide
Sizes 42-50 Jersey/o. sleeve 0.70 m 140cm wide


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

You need from fabric:

  • 1x back piece in broken jersey
  • 1x back part below in the break
  • 1x front part in break
  • 1x Jersey neck strip
  • 2x sleeves in opposite jersey

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!

In preparation, we start overcasting the hems of the front and back sections below,…

… to then iron them down 1cm.

Then place the lower back part, right sides together, on the front part and close both side seams. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.

Now you can topstitch the hem.

Lay the upper back part from the beginning of the neckline all the way around to the other end of the neckhole, right sides together, on the bottom part and close this seam. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed upwards.

For a correct and clean processing of the neck strip, only one shoulder seam is first closed, overcast and ironed to the back. In our case, this is the right shoulder.

The neck strip is now prepared: iron it, left to left, in the fold...

... and pin it with pins, right sides together, at your open neckline. Then sew it in place. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut.

Now the neck strip is placed upwards and the edge is stitched through all the seam allowances. The seam allowance is cut by 0.5 cm.

Here you can see a detailed view of how the neckline is processed.

The entire neck strip is ironed inwards.

But before the neckline is stitched, the second shoulder seam has to be closed, overcast and ironed to the back. The seam allowance of the shoulder must be cut so that the seam allowances of the neck strip can be unfolded.

Here you can see a detailed photo of how the seam allowance was cut and then we neatened the shoulder seam.

Now you can finally stitch through the edge of the neckline.

Now we come to the sleeves of your shirt. First, neaten the hem of your sleeves...

... and iron it in the upheaval. Orientate yourself on the snaps in the cut.

Place one sleeve, right sides together, and sew the inner arm seam. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.

The ironed hem is then stitched.

Place the correct sleeve, right sides together, into the correct armhole on your shirt. Orientate yourself on the snaps in the cut. When sewing, make sure that both seams meet exactly. The seam allowances are overcast together and ironed into the sleeves.

Your LINA 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 yours, Dagmar and Ellen.

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