Sewing Pattern for Knits - Jersey Ra Ra 785Return to Sewing Patterns
This garment is very popular with dancers and street dance types. It's great fun, easy to make and works well with most jersey.
How to sew. Use your method of choice to finish the neckline and armholes. So that's just simply turning under and ziz-zagged or using self binding.
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I gathered the skirt section using shirring elastic in my bobin and then used a zig-zag stitch to attach it to the bodice. The secret is to resist stretching this seam. It needs to stretch for getting into but you want it to sit snuggly at upper hip level.
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Jeans and Trousers
Women's Jeans Pattern No 948 - Authentic Blue Jeans. Much research has gone into this pattern to produce a perfect fit. Make it up in Denim with a little stretch (5% Elastine or Spandex ). Follow my Jeans Sew Along video series.
Men's Jeans Pattern No M983 - By popular demand from my male members. This pattern is drafted for selvedge denim in particular but works just as well with traditional non-stretch denim. Jeans Sew Along video.
Slim Cut Trousers Pattern No 921 - Plain cut trousers. No waistband or fly zip to worry about. Use petersham tape at the waist and an easy invisible zip at the side or back seam. Add pockets if you like.
Sophisticated Front Pleated Trousers Pattern 931 - Trousers for smarter occasions perhaps. Front pleats and slant pockets. An invisible zip in the back gives you a faultless silhouette. A silk shirt bloused will take you to any occasion. I have a Sew Along video for this Pattern.
Shirts, T-Shirts and Tops
Fitted Shirt with Frills Pattern No 545 - This pattern is perfect for day or evening wear. Wear it with a tailored suit or beneath a smart cardigan. Wonderful with an evening trouser suit or just a velvet skirt. A great shirt worn with with jeans too. A How to Sew eBook comes with this pattern.
Sleeveless Top Pattern No 532 - This is probably about the simplest form of garment you can imagine for your wardrobe. However it is the most useful and you will never tire of making it. See the Sewing Lessons Here
T-Shirts and Vest Collection Patterns 500, 501, 502 ,1501, 1502 - Classic jersey T-shirts & Vests. So many uses. Wear with jeans, the pencil skirt, under the shift and the pinafore dress, under the waistcoat and tucked into the front pleated trousers. Watch How to Sew T-Shirts and Lessons in Sewing Jersey
Waistcoat Pattern No 836 - A neat little waistcoat with decorative frog fastening. Princess seaming.
Exercise, Leisure and Swim Wear
Jersey Body, All in One Pattern No 953 - Of course, a really practical and comfortable solution for exercise. This pattern is very popular for wearing to ballet class. Also great under a cotton shift.
Jersey Leggings Pattern No 936 - Leggings for everyday dressing have been around for a few years now. These are so easy to make. Great too of course for your exercise classes.
Jersey Boxy Work-Out Vest Pattern No 547 - A very boxy, very loose fitting jersey top. You can wear this over other tops.
Swimming Costume Classic Pattern No 206 - Make this up in two-way stretch Lycra. There is such a wonderful variety of colours and designs for swimwear sewing these days. Watch my Swimwear Sewing Lessons here
Jackets and Coats
Roll Collar Coat Pattern No 692 - One of the very best coat designs. Wear with just about everything. Making this up is a great way to learn the principle of sewing a roll collar. Watch the Roll Collar Coat Sew Along
Soft Tailored Jacket Pattern No 615 - This soft tailored jacket is the easiest of jackets to sew. Collarless and with easy in-seam pockets. A little bit of saddle stitching gives it a certain sophistication.
Yoked and Gathered Coat Pattern No 673 - Another coat. This one is quite different though. Roomy but elegant, this smock type coat will suit any figure type. No fitting required! Wear it belted or flowing.
Pinafore Dress Pattern No 721 - Making up the pinafore dress is a sewing lesson in just about everything apart from sewing sleeves. Learn about darts, zips, patch pockets, embroidery, topstitching. See my very first tutorial Make a Dress and then again, watch the Add a Lining version.
Sun Dress Pattern No 783 - Another very popular pattern. Quite a nostalgic shape reminding me of long summers and school holidays!
Jersey Flare Dress Pattern No 781 - A great shape for an elegant jersey dress. For day or evening. Plenty of movement. Popular for Dance Classes.
Classic Sleeveless Shirt Pattern 763 - A perfect Shirt Dress. Make it up in linen, wool, leather even. Add hand stitched Saddle Stitching.
Jersey Sleeveless Shift Dress Pattern 722 - Jersey shift with a stand collar. Very cool, sporty but elegant.
Jersey Polo Neck Dress Pattern 729 - Very easy polo neck dress with a high neck. Nicely shaped for easy dressing. This pattern comes in just small/medium/large. Looks wonderful made up in a Jersey Print.
Jersey RaRa Pattern No 785 - This is a very popular download. The RaRa shape is never out of fashion it appears. It is great for summer on the beach, cute for your exercise class and generally easy dressing for everyday
Classic Pencil Skirt Pattern 483 - A classic Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern is a must sew for anyone wanting a versatile, wearable wardrobe that is equipped for every occasion.
Gathered Skirt and Stand Collar Combo Pattern No 727 - A pattern combination to get you started on combining patterns and shapes to be your own designer. Here I have combined a gathered skirt, bold breast pocket and high stand collar with the jersey shift shape, pattern 722. Try it with lurex jersey and lace skirt for evenings.