Sunday V Neck

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L860 Shirt project

Supply List

  • Stretch machine needle, twin needle optional
  • Matching thread
  • Knit fabric with at least 25% stretch
  • Overlocker machine L 860
  • BERNINA sewing machine

Please note
The original instructions (in English) include a size chart, stretch guide, tips on printing patterns and sewing with knits, cutting layouts recommendations, etc.
You can find the instructions here or on the right, below the sewing pattern.

Cutting Layouts

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  • ​Front (A) - Cut 1 on fold
  • Back (B) - Cut 1 on fold
  • Sleeve (C) - Cut 2
  • Neckline binding (D) - Cut 1

The grayed pattern pieces on the image indicate that it will save yardage to open the fabric and refold to cut pieces as shown. Make sure you are flipping your pattern piece so that you cut a set (left and right) instead of two of a kind (e.g., two left sleeves).

Preparation

  • Pre-wash and dry your fabric.
  • Find your size. Measure your bust, waist, and hips. Cross reference your measurements with the size chart to find your size (see PDF instructions).
  • Cut your pattern pieces out of your fabric.
  • Snip in 3/8” at all notches.
  • Thread your machine, load up a bobbin, and get ready to sew up an awesome tee!

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Sewing

  • Grab Front Piece (A). Using a long straight basting stitch, starting about an inch from the point of your ‘V’ stitch down to the end of the ‘V’, 3/8” from the edge of the fabric.

Repeat that coming down the other side of the ‘V’ so that your stitches cross at the bottom of the ‘V’.

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  • Right sides together, pin Front piece (A) to Sleeve piece (C) along sleeve line, matching notches. Stitch together using a 5/8” seam allowance. Trim away excess seam allowance, press.
     
  • Repeat on other side.

The grayed pattern show the wrong side of fabric, the whitened pattern the right side of fabric.

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  • Right sides together, pin Back piece (B) to Sleeve piece (C) along sleeve line, matching notches.
  • Stitch together using a 5/8” seam allowance.
  • Trim away excess seam allowance, press.
     
  • Repeat on other side.

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  • Take Neckline Binding piece (D) and fold it in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Press the fold.

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  • Right sides together, overlap the ends of your neckline binding and place a pin to hold it in place.
     
  • Using a long straight basting stitch, starting about an inch from the point of your ‘V’ stitch down to the end of the ‘V’, 3/8” from the edge of the fabric.
     
  • Repeat that coming down the other side of the ‘V’ so that your stitches cross at the bottom of the ‘V’.

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  • Grab Front piece (A). At the center front of your neckline snip in right up to the basting stitch you made in step 1 without snipping through it.

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This step will be easiest to do on a flat surface:

  • Right sides together, place neckline on body like the diagram. Stick a pin straight through the point that your basting stitches intersect on your binding piece and then through the point where your basting stitches intersect on your body piece.​

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  • Have the pin hold that spot in place as you pivot your project to pin the side of your neckline in place on either side of the ‘V’. Your neckline will open up at the snip you made. Place a pin at the center point of your neckline and remove the pin you had holding your point in place.


Overlock with ease

 

This project was sewn on a L 860. The BERNINA L 860 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. The machine offers a variety of stitches, all selectable via the color touch screen. The exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader makes threading the loopers unbelievably easy.

Learn more

Next step: Flip your top wrong side out
 

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  • You can use a regular straight stitch (2.2 mm) to sew this part of your neckline in place. Starting an inch or two above the point of the ‘V’, stitch down your ‘V’, 1/2” from the edge. When you get to the point of your ‘V’, lower your needle, lift your presser foot, and pivot your project. Sew an inch or two down the other side of your ‘V’.

Give your ‘V’ a good press. Press your seam allowance downward, away from your neckline. If you have any puckers that don’t press out, just take out a few stitches and re-stitch it.
Remove any visible basting stitches.

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  • Right sides together, pin the rest of your binding to your neckline. Match the notches at center back. You will pull slightly on the binding as you sew. Use the stretch stitch you were using before you started on the neckline and a 1/2” seam allowance.
     
  • Once your neckline is sewn, press it so that the seam is going toward the body of the tee.

Optional
If you wish to topstitch the seam allowance down around the neckline, do not use a straight stitch with normal sewing thread since the stitches could rip when stretching. You can either use a narrow zig zag, a twin needle or a straight stitch with elastic sewing thread, e.g. Mettler's “Seraflex".

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  • Right sides together, starting at your sleeve hem, pin your front to back. Match underarm seams. We will sew the underarm and side seam all in one go, using a 5/8” seam allowance and a stretch stitch.
     
  • Trim away excess seam allowance, press.
     
  • Repeat on other side!

Try the shirt on to make sure you like the sleeve and body lengths.
You can shorten it at this point if you want.

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  • Fold the sleeve hem under 1/2” and press/pin in place.
     
  • Use a zig zag or twin needle to sew around the hem. Sew 1/2” from the edge of your fabric so that you are sewing right over the raw edge of your fabric, giving it a professional looking finish on the inside! You could use a straight stitch with elastic thread, but the raw edge will remain visible.
     
  • Repeat on other side.
     
  • Try the shirt on to make sure you like the length. Fold the shirt hem under 1/2” and press/pin it in place. Hem it in the same way that you hemmed the sleeves.

Your T-Shirt is done!

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Overlock with ease

 

The BERNINA L 860 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. The machine offers a variety of stitches, all selectable via the color touch screen. The exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader makes threading the loopers unbelievably easy.

Learn more

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