You will need:
1.half a metre of lightweight cotton jersey
2.tailors tacking thread
3.ballpoint machine and hand sewing needle
5.overlocker (if you do not have one you can leave the edges raw or finish them with zigzag stitch).
7.jersey block pattern (use loose or close fitting depending on the fit you want).
10. steam iron
11. seam roll
12. measuring tape
15. fabric shears
16. paper scissors
17. felt pen
Step 1: 1.Begin by Drafting the Pattern.
Measure new neckline. Neckline minus 1/7th will give you the length for the neckline hem.
Measure the garment hemline. Remove 1/7th from this measurement for hem length.
Draw a straight line of 30cm on the pattern paper. Measure 5cm from one edge and square out. Measure 4cm out from centre. Join points to the end to form the ruffle. Mark “fold” at the 5cm width end.
Finish pattern with appropriate markings.
Step 2: 2. Cut the Garment Pieces
Mark out the length of the neck and hem finishes. Include seam allowances and double the depth of the fold. Cut on the fold. Remember to add any seam allowances.
Step 3: 3. Finish the Ruffle Edges.
Step 4: 3. Gather the Ruffle.
Pull the thread and gather the fabric to the length of 30cm.
Then secure the thread in a figure of eight around a pin. Distribute the ruffles evenly.
Step 5: 5. Overlock, Sew and Press Side Seams and Shoulder Seams.
Pin and stitch the garment at the side seams and shoulder seams. Press the seams to set the stitches.
Using a seam roll and a clapper press open the seams.
Step 6: 6. Top-stitch Seams.
Step 7: 7. Stitch and Apply Neckline and Hem.
Gently allow the garment to fold in half from this point, to find half way of the neckline. Then do the same with the neck hem and pin in place to the garment. Then equally divide the rest of the hem to the neckline to ensure it is eased on evenly. The hem is to be folded so pin folded in half.
ï¿¼Pin the hem finishes in place. Also at this point pin the ruffle onto the armscye. Apply by placing the mid-point of the ruffle on the shoulder seam. The ruffle is designed to not go full way around the armscye, so pin on until you are out of ruffle, beginning from the centre then working out. Baste into place. Run a row of overlocking around all the joins including the armscye with ruffle.
Step 8: 8. Finish the Seams.
Press the seams flat to finish.