Monday, July 14, 2014

Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial | Cerro Torre Shirt | by The Crafty Kitty

 Today I'm more than thrilled to share another completely original and utterly fabulous tutorial from Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty!  Stephanie shows us how to put together this boy's collared shirt, and the best part is that the back is paper-pieced with an adorable snow-capped mountain!  We think this shirt looks amazing in our upcoming Feather River line!  Don't you think?  Download the pattern for your own version!  


A free, boy's shirt sewing pattern; the Cerro Torre is named for one of the mountains in the southern patagonian ice field, due to it's distinctive mountain range paper pieced back. Other features include contrast cuffs, collar and button placket. Shown here with the Skater Shorts Pattern. With short sleeves, just like the mountains, your little one will be cool in the summer; or layer over a long-sleeve t-shirt for cooler months. The Cerro Torre Boy's shirt sewing pattern is available in ages 2-6.


Supplies

Preparation

Assemble the Cerro Torre boy's shirt sewing pattern pdf and cut out the required size from recommended fabrics.

Piecing/Assembling the back

Step 1

Starting with section A, pin the fabric for piece 1 in place wrong side of fabric facing wrong side of pattern.

Step 2

Fold pattern along the edges of the piece and trim to 1/4".

Step 3

Take the fabric for piece 2 and position in place with wrong side facing the wrong side of the pattern. if you hold it against a window you will be able to fold a line along the joining seam.

Step 4

Fold under the seam allowance.

Step 5

Fold back piece 2 so right side is facing the right side of piece 1, pin in place and sew along the seam on the right side of the pattern.

Step 6



Press piece 2 and trim seam allowances to 1/4"

Step 7

Repeat Steps 3-6 for remaining pieces of Section A.

Step 8


Remove paper by pulling gently on opposite corners of the piece.

Step 9

Repeat steps 1-7 for Section B and C.

Step 10

Sew together section A + B.

Step 11

Sew together Section AB + C

Step 12

Sew the pieced lower back to the upper back of the shirt.  (If you don't want to do the paper piecing, you can just cut the back as a single piece of fabric!)

Sewing the shirt together

Step 1

Place the back and front pieces of the shirt, aligned at the shoulder, right sides facing and sew together. Finish seams with an overlock or zig zag stitch.

Step 2

Fuse interfacing to one side of collar. Fold collar in half right sides facing, sew around 3 edges, clip corners.

Step 3

 
Turn collar, right sides out and press.

Step 4


Sew Collar to neckline.

Step 5

 
Attach interfacing to the button plackets. Sew button plackets to front pieces, right side of button placket facing wrong side of shirt.

Step 6

Press button placket to front and press under 1/4" of raw edge.

Step 7


Top stitch close to edge along both edge of button placket.

Step 8


Finish neckline with ribbon/twill tape and press collar in half.

Step 9

Sew Sleeves to arm hole, right sides facing, finish with overlock or zig zag stitch.

Step 10

Sew side seams and finish with overlock or zig zag stitch.

Step 11

 
Sew short sides of cuff together, right sides facing with 1/4" seam. Sew right side of cuff to wrong side of sleeve.

Step 12

Press Cuff to right side of sleeve and press under 1/4" of raw edge. Top stitch close to both edges.

Step 13

 
Press under 1/2" of shirt hem, fold under 1/2" and press again. Top stitch.

Step 14 

Sew buttons/button holes or attach snaps, at regular intervals.





Thanks for sharing with us Stephanie!  Feather River by Jay-Cyn Designs is coming very soon to a fabric shop near you.

3 comments:

  1. Looks great....is there a seam allowance in the pattern?

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  2. This is super cute! I also love the triangle detail at the back.

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  3. I just finished this one without the fancy piecing. My fabric didn't really work with that but I can't wait to try it.

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