Progression of a Garment – Part 2

This is probably going to have a lot of parts to it. It will also likely be interrupted somewhere in time as I’ve not started to make the cloth for the final linen top. Still. I worked on the pattern and cut out the commercial linen fabric.

This is how lazy I am.
The front and back are relatively the same on this garment so I just made one pattern piece with an insertion for the back neck.
pt2-paperpattern
Then I wrote all over the pattern all the different variations I could do.

I decided on variations and cut out the linen. Which again shows how lazy I am because I folded the linen and then again so I would be cutting the back and front at the same time. I didn’t cut out the necks (the only marked difference)
pt2-cutit

I did cut out the dart marks. I will mark the end point of the dart later.
pt2-boob

I made a change in the bottom. I made a rounded edge for a slit and more hip smoothing action.
pt2-round

I pulled the pieces apart, and cut the back neck. I also cut the little dart mark off the back since I won’t be making back darts.
pt2-back

Then cut the front neck and the slit along with a piece to fit in there for facing. the facing piece is 1.5 inches wide and about .5 inches longer than the slit itself.
pt2-neck

Hopefully soon I’ll have time to sew on this and make the fix to the first cotton tank.

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One Response to Progression of a Garment – Part 2

  1. I am just starting to sew again after about a 20 year hiatus (except for making my daughter’s wedding dress), so I am encouraged by your blog!

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