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Pyjamas – Jersey Fabric with your Overlocker
October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£48
Make a pair of pyjamas in a day using your overlocker.
You should already be familiar with your overlocker perhaps already having attended the ‘Get to Know your overlocker’ workshop that we offer.
You will need Pattern number 6404 from New Look. From this pattern you can choose to make a raglan sleeved crew neck top (or nightshirt) with either short or long sleeves. This can be accompanied by elasticated waist trousers or shorts. The pattern has been designed for use of jersey fabric for the top and a woven fabric for the bottom half. It is possible to adapt the pattern to add cuffs to the bottom of the trouser legs, top hem and the sleeves but please bear in mind you may need extra fabric or ribbing for this.
Mary-Louise will guide you through
Choosing the most appropriate size and making any pattern adaptations as suggested above.
Following a lay plan and cutting out.
Constructing a garment using an overlocker in place of a sewing machine paying particular attention to seam allowances and the finishing off at seam ends.
Creating mock hems at the sleeve, top hem and trouser bottoms.
Incorporating elastic in a band or substituting a ribbed band.
How to minimise or perhaps even eliminate the need for the use of a sewing machine for this pattern and similar garments.
You will need to bring
Your own overlocker in good working order along with the manual.
Pattern 6404 from New Look
Your chosen fabric, preferably prewashed. Please see the pattern back for the list of suitable fabrics and quantities and additional items such as thread and elastic.
A basic sewing kit.