* Fabric (Jersey or Interlock) - 150 cm x 50 cm (60 in x 20 in) (long sleeve)
* Ribbing - 3,5 cm x 35 cm (1.5 x 14 in) (neckband)
* Two buttons
Download the free sewing pattern in size 18 months (European size: 80 cm), 24 months (European size: 86 cm) or 2T (European size: 92 cm). Set your printer settings to A4 paper.
When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle. Only the neck seam is sewed with a straight stitch.
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|Step 1: Draw the pattern.|
Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric.
The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance at the bottom of the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt. Draw the neckline without seam allowance.
|Step 2: Cut the fabric.|
Cut a front piece, a back piece and, two plackets (buttonhole layers) and two sleeves out of the fabric.
|Step 3: Cut a L shape.|
Cut a L shape.
|Step 4: Fold the sewing allowance to the inside.|
Fold the sewing allowance of the plackets to the inside and pin down.
|Step 5: Pin placket in place.|
Fold the placket in half lengthwise. Pin the placket in place.
|Step 6: Sew.|
Sew the placket to the shirt back. Repeat step 4 t/m 6 for the other placket.
|Step 7: Sew both plackets together.|
Sew both plackets together. Sew a square with a X inside at the bottom of the placket.
|Step 8: Stitch the buttonholes.|
Using a ruler, mark where your buttons and buttonholes will go. Stitch the buttonholes.
|Step 9: Sew the sides of the shirt and the shoulder seams.|
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the sides of the shirt and the shoulder seams.
|Step 10: Fold the sewing allowance to the inside.|
Fold the sewing allowance of the bottom of the shirt to the inside and pin down.
|Step 11: Sew the hem in place.|
Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place.
|Step 12: Sew the sleeves.|
Fold the sewing allowance of the bottom of the sleeves to the inside and pin down. Sew the hems in place.
|Step 13: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.|
Pin the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Sew.
|Step 14: Turn sleeve right side out.|
Turn sleeve right side out.
|Step 15: Pin sleeve down.|
Turn shirt wrong-side out. With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down.
|Step 16: Sew.|
Sew down the entire side.
|Step 17: Topstitch.|
Turn right-side out. Topstitch. Repeat step 13 until 17 for the right sleeve.
|Step 18: Trim placket.|
|Step 19: Sew neckband.|
Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the long sleeve fabric.
|Step 20: Fold your neckband.|
Fold your neckband in half hot dog style, wrong sides together. Pinch the two ends together, and sew, wrong sides together (use a straight stitch). Trim.
|Step 21: Sew neckband.|
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.
|Step 22: Sew the buttons on.|
Sew the buttons on properly to make certain that they function well and last for years.
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