The Augusta T-shirt is ideal for patching different fabrics and colors. The jersey cuffs, the wide middle stripe and the rounded hem that becomes longer towards the back give the top a casual touch.
Length at center back = 66 - 72 cm
In these instructions, Augusta was sewn from a viscose woven fabric and a viscose jersey.
We recommend jersey for the stripes and the cuffs, and a flowing fabric for the body, such as viscose or silk.
- Outer fabric 1.20 m (140 cm wide)
- Outer fabric 1.50 m (140 cm wide)
- Jersey 0.60 m (140 cm wide)
Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the middle of the front and the back in 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:
- 2x front part opposite
- 1x back part in the break
From Jersey you need:
- 1x center front part in the break
- 2x sleeves
- 1x neck strip
To sew this t-shirt you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the raw 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!
Start with one of the front pieces and place it right sides together on the center front of the jersey. Sew the seam allowance and then finish it together.
The second front piece is also sewn right sides together to the middle of the front piece; here too, the seam allowances are neatened together.
Iron both seam allowances towards the center front.
Place the prepared front piece on the back piece, right sides together, and close both side seams as indicated in the pattern. Finish the seam allowances together and press them backwards.
You also close the shoulder seams right sides together and finish the seam allowances together. Iron the seam allowances backwards as well.
Now come to the hem processing: This is neatened all around and ironed according to the cut...
... and stitched through with a 1.5cm wide seam.
Place the cuffs right sides together, sew them into a round and iron the seam allowances apart.
Then you iron the cuffs halfway according to the fold, inside out, and you can secure both layers with an auxiliary seam the width of a quilting foot.
Pin your sleeve into the correct armhole, right sides together, and sew them together. Make sure that you distribute the width of the armhole over the entire cuff and stretch it evenly. To help you do this, put a pin on half of the cuff. FYI: Use an elastic stitch or use Seraflex yarn, for example. Finish the seam allowances together.
Here you can see a detailed photo of the finished sleeve.
Before we prepare the neck strip, sew a 0.5cm wide auxiliary seam on the jersey piece of the neck hole. This provides better stability for stretchy fabrics.
The neck strip is placed right sides together and closed in the round. You iron the seam allowances apart...
... and then fold the neck strips left sides together.
Then pin the neck strip to the neck hole. The neck strip is stretched more in the front area than in the shoulder and back area. If you have a dress form, you can check the even distribution of the width again on the “body”. Now you can sew the strip together with your neck hole, neaten the seam allowances together and iron them down.
Finally, the neck hole is also stitched with a narrow edge onto the seam allowance.
Your AUGUSTA 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, your Pattern Berlin team.