Please note: There is no seam allowance to the pattern. I recommend a 3/8″ seam allowance if you are using a 4 thread overlocker and a 1/4″ for the ribbing.
- A: Front -Cut on fold
- B: Back -Cut on fold
- C: Sleeve -Cut two (2)
- D: Collar -Cut on fold
- E: Insert front -Cut two (2)
- F: Insert back -Cut two (2)
- G: Back Collar
- Ribbing for hipline -Cut two (2)
- Ribbing for cuffs -Cut one (1)
Step One: Sew the inserts
The inserts are two pieces. One insert is shorter for the front and one longer for the back.
Take pieces A (Front) and E (insert) and pin right sides together. I have marked the pattern piece so you know what way goes to the neckline. Sew at 3/8″.
Take pieces B and F, pin to both sides and sew as you did previously. Use your serger or if you want, zigzag the seam allowance. Put aside.
Step Two: Sew the sleeves and sides.
I recommend you pin both sleeves first then sew both at the same time. This is to reduce the risk of the fabric unravelling or losing shape due to excessive handling.
Place the back wrong side up. You will know you have it right because you can see the seam allowance. Pin the front of the sweater to the other side of the sleeves.
Sew the sleeves to the back and front inserts.
Pin the sweater right sides together and sew at 3/8″.