Girls' asymmetric T-shirt dress Palermo sewing pattern - sewing tutorial

Before sewing

For sewing a T-shirt dress, choose fabric with a low content of elastane: soft jersey knit, interlock.

We recommend to use Jersey needle for your sewing machine. Use Double Needle to finish a hem.

In case you don’t have serger you can use any stretching stitch on your sewing machine: Zigzag or special stretch stitch.

Fabric consumption (cm / in)
(With a fabric width of 180 cm / 70.9 in)

Size XS S M L XL
Main fabric 1.30
51.2"
1.30
51.2"
1.30
51.2"
1.40
55.1"
1.40
55.1"
ID Title 1 Title 2
Sample #1 Row 1, Content 1 Row 1, Content 2
Sample #2 Row 2, Content 1 Row 2, Content 2
Sample #3 Row 3, Content 1 Row 3, Content 2

When buying fabric, keep in mind that the material can shrink, so take with a margin of 5 – 10%.

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

Layout of parts on fabric

Main fabric

Width of fabric – 1.8 m (70.9″)

For size XS, S, M

T-shirt dress measurements (cm / in)

Size Снимок экрана 2024-05-07 в 14.25.47 Chest Снимок экрана 2024-05-07 в 14.26.09 Hips Снимок экрана 2024-05-07 в 14.27.14 Sleeve length Снимок экрана 2024-05-13 в 15.19.11 Front length
XS 88
34.6"
99
39"
15.5
6.1"
90.5
35.6"
S 92
36.2"
103
40.5"
16
6.3"
90.5
35.6"
M 96
37.8"
107
42.1"
16.5
6.5"
90.5
35.6"
L 100
39.4"
111
43.7"
17
6.7"
92.5
36.4"
XL 104
40.9"
115
45.3"
17.5
6.9"
92.5
36.4"

Description of tailoring

1. Pin the back and the front panels along the shoulder edges with the right sides together. You can strengthen the shoulder edges with fusible interfacing tape. Use it on the wrong side. Serge the edges. Press allowances to the back.

2. Pin the pocket pieces to the front panel With the right sides, aligning the notches. Sew in place from the notch to the notch on the sewing machine using straight line (leave allowances 0,7 cm / 0,27″).

Clip seam allowances at the notches. Turn the details to the right sides and press. Understitch allowances to the pocket piece. Press.

3. Pin the second pocket piece to the sewn pocket piece with the right sides together. Align the notches. Serge the pocket pieces together along the curved edge. Press.

4. Baste the pocket pieces and the front along the pocket entrance.

5. Pin the sleeve into the open armhole with the right sides together, aligning the notches. Serge in. Press seam allowances to the sleeve.

6. Fold the sleeve in half with the right side and pin. Also pin the front and back along the side with the right sides together. Put the sleeve allowances the sides to reduce bulk. Align the pocket notches. Serge it all together. Carefully stitch along the pocket entrance. Press.

7. Pin the neckband together along the short edge with the right side. Stitch it. Press seam allowances open. Fold the neckband along the long edge with the wrong side. Press.

8. Pin the neckband into the garment’s neckline. Divide the neckband and neckline into 4 equal parts (lay the neckband, notch the half parts, then match the notches and mark the next parts).

Serge in the neckband, stretching it a little bit. Press seam allowances to neckline.

9. To make it more professional, topstitch the seam allowances.

10. Fold the sleeve hem about 1.5 cm to the wrong side and pin. Stitch it using Twin needle or any decorative stitch you want.

11. The bottom hem can be only finished with any decorative stitch without folding it.

The t-shirt dress is ready!

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