This is the tutorial for the 2 hour top FREE sewing pattern No experience needed to follow these step-by-step instructions. They are as jargon free as I could make them with a simple colour dot matching system. There is also a post about this pattern with tip and advice on fabrics. Good luck!
1 – Cutting your fabric
Lay out your fabric and pin your pattern in place. Cut 2 sleeves – the double FOLD line on the pattern needs to be on folded fabric so you get a mirror image. Cut 2 of the FRONT / BACK panel. On one of the FRONT / BACK pieces cut along the pink line to create the front neckline – this is now the FRONT panel.
2 – Attaching the sleeves to the back
Align the green dot on one of the sleeves with the one on the BACK piece – right sides together. Stitch between the green dot and the blue dot. Repeat with the other sleeve.
4 – Creating a smooth neckline
6 – Finishing the edges
You will need 2m of bias binding to finish the curved hem and neckline. You can make this from the leftovers of your fabric or you can buy it. Have a look at the how to… page to see how to make your own.
(a) Pin bias binding all the way around the hem onto the right side. Sew 1cm in along the binding. Turn in on itself and iron.
(b) To finish neatly, oversew the hem on the right side approx 1cm in taking care to keep your stitching an even distance from the edge as this stitching will show on the outside.
Finish the neckline in the same way with bias binding.