1. Print out the multisized pattern. The collar is missing but use this collar pattern instead. AT 100%, NO PAGE SCALING!
Just post any questions in the comments section and I will try to answer them in the comments section. And remember for the next few steps BE SURE........to please overlook my ugly kitchen vinyl flooring:)
Find a wide flat space to spread out. It must be a space of at least 4.5'x4'.
2. Arrange the papers in numerical order. 1-4 (top row) 5-8 (second row) and so on....
Match the fine vertical lines together so that the papers overlap on each long side.
There's no fine lines on the tops and bottoms so just overlap the bottom and tops of each paper by 5/8th.
I also had to extend piece 31 by 6.5 inches because the piece that is missing the collar is also missing the bottom of piece 31. I added the extra inches by taping two pieces of paper at the bottom and measuring 7" down and made a mark. I then overlapped the papers by .5" in top and drew in the rest of the pattern.
3. Tape together. I used packing tape. It's nice and wide. I found it was easiest to tape the horizontal rows first then tape the rows together.
I know working with a printable PDF file seems super inconvenient but I actually PREFER them to storebought patterns. If you ever want to use the PDF pattern again just print out the piece you need. Storebought tissue patterns are always getting ripped or wrinkled or lost. Plus if you ever want to sort through your patterns, it's easier to do it on the computer rather than digging through a pile of envelopes, pulling out all the tissue sheets, finding your piece, then folding the tissue paper in just the right way to fit it back in the envelope.
4. Once you have everything taped then cut out all the pieces. I usually leave a lot of white area around my patterns when I cut them from the paper and then cut around the lines after I pin it to my fabric.
5. My material didn't arrive yet so bear with me while I use muslin. If you need to zoom in on a picture just click on it and it will take you to a larger version.
For this pattern you must take your 2 yards of material and open it up. Turn it so that the edge that was cut at the store is on the left side and not the bottom. Then fold the two sides in to the middle so that you have folds on either side of your fabric.
6. Place your patterns on the fabric like so (see picture to left). Make sure than the straight edges of the patterns are on the folds of your fabric. Then cut out adding seam allowances.
Take the yoke piece (the smallest of the three pieces) and cut it again on another fold (under the piece to the left) so that you have 2 pieces.
7. Cut out belt tie: 2"x57" adding seam allowances
8. Cut out 2 belt loops: .8"x4.7" adding seam allowances
9. Cut out the button band from the fabric.
It is 2.2" x37.5 - 41.3" depending on your size.
10. Cut out the belt tie: 2"x57"
11. Take the collar and sleeve material and fold it in half lenthwise then fold it in half again widthwise so that you have four layers of fabric.
12. Arrange them on the fabric like so (see picture to left). Be sure that the collar's straight edge lies on the fold. And cut out adding seam allowances. Discard extra collar piece.
DONE for today!