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All seams are to be sewn at 1cm. unless otherwise stated.
Place the front on the back with right sides together and overlock shoulder seams.
Overlock = 4 thread overlocker, if you have a 3 thread overlocker you will have to sew the seam 1cm/ ⅜” on the plain sewer first then overlock.
Fold neckband in half with right-sides together and sew with a 1cm / ⅜” seam. (Picture B)
Press seam open. (Picture B1) Fold over neckband ready to sew into neck. (Picture C)
Sew neckband on with a 1cm / 3/8” seam, start from centre back. (Picture D1) As you sew around pull the fabric when sewing so stitching allows for stretching over your head. (Picture D2)
Pin neckband at shoulders/ centre front and nicks on front. (If you use pins make sure you pin to the inside of the seam as not all pins are ballpoint – so they may hole fabric)
Match all nicks as you sew the neckband on, shoulder seams to lie towards back on wrong side. (Picture E1 and E2)
Check neckband is sitting correctly, try over your head to make sure stitching does not crack. (Picture E3)
If stitches crack re-sew pulling fabric a little more.
Overlock around neckband. (Picture F1). Start and finish overlocking at shoulder seam, this makes your overlocking at centre back- or were label is neat. (Picture F2)
Attach Label to centre back. (Picture G)
Top stitch around neck 6mm / ¼” seam, (Picture H and H1) pulling fabric when sewing so stitching does not crack.
Check neckband is sitting correctly, try over your head to make sure stitching does not crack. (Picture I)
Overlock in sleeves, (Picture J) matching nick at top of sleeve to shoulder seam. (Picture J1)
Shoulder seam to sit towards back on wrong side (Picture J2) this makes shoulders press nicely.
Overlock side seams, matching under sleeve seam. (Picture K)
Overlock around hems (Picture L and L1)
Hem Sleeves 2.5cm/ 1”. Pull fabric when sewing so stitching does not crack when wearing. (Picture M)
Check your hem stitching is straight and fit garment to check stitching. (Picture M1)
You can top stitch hem again, to make stitching look like a coverseamer stitch. (Picture M2 and M3)
Hem Body 2.5cm/ 1”. Pull fabric when sewing so stitching does not crack when wearing. (Picture N)
You can top stitch hem again, to make stitching look like a coverseamer stitch. (Picture N1 and N2)
Press and you’re done, Happy Sewing!!!!