A well-fitting basic shirt as an addition to your existing wardrobe or in a functional fabric as a sports shirt - Somaya can do both and also gives you the option of choosing two different front parts. Our sewing examples will give you an impression of what Somaya has to offer, basic is good - but even better with variety.
Length at center back = 63-68cm
Somaya was sewn from an elastic sports jersey in this pattern.
We recommend an elastic jersey or functional fabric.
|Sizes 34-50 uni||jersey||1.10 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 34-50 divided fabric 1||jersey||0.80 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 34-50 split fabric 2||jersey||0.70 m||140cm wide|
|Sizes 34-50 divided fabric 3||jersey||0.35m||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 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, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or a pin .
You need from fabric:
- 1x back part in break
- 1x front left
- 1x middle front part
- 1x front part on the right
- 2x sleeves in opposite directions
- 1x neck baffle
There is also a video here in which we explain how you can insert dividing seams into your pattern.
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!
Sizes 46-50 have a bust dart, please sew it according to the
cut off. A simple, straight dart becomes after the exact transfer
of the markings sewn as follows. Place snaps on snaps, draw a line
with the tailor's chalk so that you don't sew too much or too little and the
side seam ends nicely straight. Sew from widest point to tip
nicely tapered (so that the dart does not bag).
So that you don't have to lock at the top, you can use the last centimetre
sew with a very small stitch. You iron the dart content upwards.
We start with the dividing seams in the front part. Place the right front piece, right sides together, on the middle front piece and close the seam with a centimeter. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed down.
Proceed in the same way with the left front part, which is placed, right sides together, on the previously sewn and sewn together. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed down.
It continues with the front and back part of the shirt. Place both parts on top of each other, right sides together, and close the side seams. The seam allowances are then neatened together and ironed to the back.
The shoulders are also closed, right sides together, neatened together and ironed to the back.
Neat the hem all around and iron it once according to the marking on the pattern.
Then sew it through and topstitch the hem.
Now we come to the preparation of the sleeves. Place one on top of the other, right sides together, and stitch the inner arm seam together. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Here, too, the hem of the sleeves is trimmed and ironed according to the pattern.
Then sew it through and topstitch the hem.
Now you can sew the sleeves into the corresponding armholes. Orientate yourself on the snaps in the cut. The seam allowances are overcast together and ironed into the sleeves.
Then we prepare the neck panel. Lay them on top of each other, right sides together, and close the shoulder seam. The seam allowances are ironed apart. The neck panel is ironed, left sides together, in the fold and fixed with an auxiliary seam.
Now we come to the penultimate step, where you place the neck panel, right sides together, on the prepared torso, secure with pins and stitch through. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed down.
Finally, sew and secure the seam allowance with a seam close to the edge.
Your SOMAYA is ready with dividing seams !
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 yours, Dagmar and Ellen.