Retro styles are having a moment right now, and there's no better way to rock the trend than with a pdf bustier pattern and high waisted shorts coordinated set outfit. Whether you're headed to the beach or just out for a casual day with friends, a cropped top and high-waisted shorts is sure to turn heads. Not only does this pairing have a distinctly elegant and classy feel, but it's also insanely flattering.
- sweatheart neckline
- cropped tank top style
- high waisted shorts
How To Style And Wear Your Pdf Bustier Top Pattern
Throw on your new cropped top and high-waisted shorts set with some strappy sandals or sneakers and a denim jacket for a casual day out. If you're feeling extra glam, add some hoop earrings and cat-eye sunglasses. For a night out, switch into some heeled mules and a leather jacket. No matter how you style it, this is sure to be a new favorite in your wardrobe.
Sophie PDF Bustier & Shorts Sewing Pattern Overview
This adorable ensemble is both contemporary and cool, and it's bound to turn heads wherever you go. The bustier features exposed back button closure and a sweetheart neck and the shorts are high rise with belt loops.
The best part about this printable pattern is that it's so easy to follow! We've included detailed instructions and illustrations to help you along the way. Plus, there's no need to worry about making a mistake - our sewing pattern patterns are always downloadable so you can start again from scratch if needed.
Sophie pattern is great for a medium skilled sewing enthusiast
More Of What's Inside Our PDF Pattern
- A printable PDF sewing pattern format (You will need Adobe Reader on your computer to open the PDF files)
- Measurement sheet and size chart
- Step-by-step guide on how to cut and sew your pattern
- Assembling the pattern piece
- Step by Step Instructions with Illustrations
- Different sizes you can choose from
- A4 and Letter format for printing at home
- A0 for printing at the copy center on A0 paper rolls
- Projector files for projecting the patterns directly onto the fabric using the home projector
Sewing Your Perfect Size Pattern
- Your sewing pattern
- Preferred fabric
- Color matching thread
- Fusible reinforcement tape - max 0.7 cm width
- fusible interfacing
- 5 buttons
- 1 normal zipper - 17 cm long
- Sewing machine
- 1 cm seam
- 2 cm hem for pants
medium weight woven fabric such as linen, cotton gauze, muslin, chambray, denim etc. The sample is made of linen
How much fabric do you need for your diy co ords?
Please be aware that the amount of fabric needed varies with the width of your material. All sizes are contingent upon a useful fabric width of 140-150cm, so please double check the table below for both size and amount of required fabric. If your fabric has a different width or design (vertical or horizontal stripes, plaids, etc.), you'll need to adjust the positionings of individual pieces so that it fits into your available space.
Check your contraction!
Prior to cutting your fabric, you will need to wash it. This step is important as it helps to preshrink the material and remove any unwanted coloring. By doing this, you can be confident that your garment won't change size after its first wash.
How To Sew It
Sewing A Bustier - Sewing Instructions
Sewing the bustier
- Apply fusible interlining on all the top pieces (pieces 1, 2, 3)
- Sew the center front top (piece 1) with the side front top (piece 2), right sides together, taking care to meet the notches and using a 1 cm seam allowance. Clip the seam allowance in the round areas and press the seam open. fig 1
- Sew the shoulder seam of the top by putting the side front top (piece 2) with the back top (piece 3), right sides together. Press the seam open. fig 2
- Repeat step 2-3 with the lining pieces
- Sew the main fabric with the lining, right sides together, on the top area, starting from the back, front and the back again. Clip the seam allowance in the round areas and in the center front. fig 3
- On the right side of the lining, topstitch at 0.1 cm from the seam, catching the seam allowance also.
- Press the top of the bodice carefully, on the right side
- sewing the armhole: Put the lining in position on the fabric, right side to right side. Match the shoulder seams and notches. Sew around the armhole edges, taking a 1 cm seam allowance. Clip the seam allowances in the round ares. fig 4
- To turn to the right side, pull the back of the garment through the shoulder to the front.
- Press the completed neck and armhole on the right side
- To join the side seams, place the lining and main fabric together, right side to right side. Match the seam at the underarm. Sew the lining and main fabric together in one continuous seam. Press the seam open. fig 5
- With the right sides together, pin the hem of the top, right sides together and one of the center back side, leaving the other one open. Cut the corners and turn the top inside out.Press the hem. fig 6
- Fold and press the unsewn edge of the center back in to the wrong side, so that it meets the seamline. Pin in place. Baste together along the edge, then top-stitch the center back from the right side, as close as possible to the edge.
- Sew the buttonholes on the left side of the back, according to the pattern and sew the buttons on the right back piece
Sewing the pockets
- Overlock the inner edge of the pocket backing (piece 10). fig 1
- Apply the pocket packing over the lining pocket (piece 6), wrong side to right side and topstitch at 0.5 around the edges. fig 2
- Apply fusible reinforcement tape at the wrong side of the pocket opening on the pouch lining (piece 12) (you can also cut and use thin sections of interlining) fig 3
- With right sides together attach the pocket piece (piece 12) to the pocket opening on front pant (piece 7). Press the seam and fold towards the pocket side. Apply a flat stitch at 0.5 cm through the pocket and the seam allowance. fig 4
- Sew a french seam on the pockets: Pin the pocket pieces together, wrong side to wrong side and sew at 0.5 along the round edge. Trim the seam slightly and fold the fabric right side to right side. Machine sew the joined edge using a 0.5 cm seam allowance. Press the seam. fig 5
- Fix the pocket in place with a 0.5 cm topstitch at the seam edge on top and side parts. fig 6
- Sew the back darts. Press them towards the center
- With right sides together sew the center back seam of the pants. Overlock the seam edge and press. fig 7
- Overlock the center front of the front pants pieces.
Prepare for sewing the zipper
- Sew the center front seam, from the notch to the crotch, right sides together, leaving space open for the zipper. fig 8
- Iron the seam open
- Apply interlining on the fly and under fly wrong side(piece 4 and 5)
Inserting the zipper
- Fold the under fly (piece 9)in half and overlock the edges
- Overlock the round edge of the right fly (piece 8)
- Using the left side of the zip, pin it to the under fly along the overlocked edge. Sew at 0.5 cm the zipper on the under fly. fig 9
- To insert into the trousers, fold the fabric at the zip opening over by 1cm and iron to keep in place
- Place the fold adjacent to the zipper teeth and pin in place the zipper with the left fly and the left side of the front pants. The zipper may be too long and will extend beyond the top of the fabric.
- Sew along the foldline, with a topstitch at 2mm starting at the crotch seam. Sew past the seam line. fig 10
- To attach the zipper to the other side of the trousers, first pin the remaining right fly to the edge of the zip opening fabric with right sides together and sew at 1 cm. fig 11
- Open the fabric so the right side is now facing you. Sew a flattening stitch at 0.5cm
- Fold the right front along the foldline. Place the foldline over the zipper and pin the foldline to the stitches on the left-hand side.
- On the inside, pin the zipper tape to the fabric extension.
- Sew the zipper tape to the fabric along the center of the tape. fig 12
- On the right side, top-stitch around the fly zipper. Start sewing at the center front. Sew a smooth curve. fig 13
- Iron the seam and the press the zip.
Side seam, Inner seam and hem
- Place the front of the pants over the back of the pants, right sides together and sew them using a 1 cm seam allowance. Take care to meet the notches. Press the seam open and overlock. fig 14
- Overlock the bottom hem allowance of the trousers.
- Pin and sew the inner leg seams taking care to meet the notches, so there are no gaps.
- Open up the crotch seams when flat to stop the fabric becoming bulky.
- Press the seams open and overlock
- Turn the hem up 2cm to the wrong side of the pants. Press in place and sew at 1.8cm. fig 15
Loops and waistband
- Take the loop piece and overlock one of the long sides.
- Fold the loop piece in 3 and topstitch in the middle. fig 16
- Cut the loop pieces according to the pattern. And place them on the top of the pants, in the places marked on the pattern. Sew them at 0.5 cm. fig 17
- Apply fusible interlining on the wrong side of the waistband. Fold it in half lengthwise and press it. Overlock the edge that goes on the inside. fig 18
- Fold the waistband in half, right side to right side and sew the small edges together, using a 1 cm seam allowance, starting at 1 cm from the raw edges. Cut the corners and turn the waistband right side out. Press. fig 19
- Pin the waistband to the pants's waistline, right side of the outer waistband facing the right side of the pants, raw edges aligned, and matching side seams and notches
- Sew in place and press the seam up into the waistband.
- Pin the unsewn waistline edge of the inner waistband in place at the inside of the waistline. Now turn the trousers the right way round and sew a top stitch on the right side of the waistband at 2mm, starting at the zip, catching the inner waistband and the waist seam allowance in the seam. fig 20
- Make a buttonhole on the right front waistband at the point indicated by the pattern markings. Hand sew your button to the left-hand side of the waistband.
- Sew on the waistband the other ends of the loops
You're finished! Your pdf bustier pattern co-ord set is now complete, and it's ready to make you look great. Thank you for your effort!
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