SEWING TUTORIAL: How to make the Olvie Top

by

PLACE BACK BODICE PIECES TOGETHER, RIGHT SIDES FACING AND PIN ALONG THE CENTER BACK.

STITCH THE CENTER BACK SEAM WITH A 3/8 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE. USE A SERGER OR OVERLOCKING STITCH FROM YOUR SEWING MACHINE.

OPEN THE BACK BODICE AND PRESS THE SEAMS FLAT.

CLOSE THE SHOULDER DARTS ON THE BACK BODICE. STITCH THEM WITH A STRAIGHT LINE AND PRESS FLAT, FACING THE ARMHOLE AREA.

THEN, CLOSE THE BUST DARTS AND PRESS THEM FLAT, FACING THE HEMLINE.

AFTER THIS, PLACE FRONT AND BACK BODICE TOGETHER, RIGHT SIDES FACING. MATCH THE SHOULDER SEAMS AND PIN.

FOR THE PETAL SLEEVE STYLE YOU WILL NEED TO ADD THE LINING TO THE FRONT AND BACK SLEEVE PIECES AND PLACE THEM TOGETHER, RIGHT SIDES FACING.
STITCH AS SHOWN ON THE IMAGE. THEN, TURN TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SLEEVE AND PRESS FLAT.

TO ADD THE PETAL SLEEVE OPEN THE FRONT AND BACK BODICE AS SHOWN IN IN THE DRAWING, PLACING THE FRONT SLEEVE TO THE BODICE FIRST.
THE SLEEVES ARE 1’’ LONGER THAN THE SHOULDER SEAMS, SO THE SLEEVES WILL OVERLAP ON THAT AREA.

THEN, STITCH THE BACK SLEEVE WITH 3/8 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE.
PRESS THEM FLAT.

TO DO THE HEMLINE, FOLD IT 1/4 INCH TO THE WRONG SIDE AND PRESS CAREFULLY. THEN, FOLD IT AGAIN 1/4 INCH AND STITCH IT WITH A STRAIGHT LINE. PRESS AGAIN.
ONLY FOR THE EASY SLEEVES, DOUBLE FOLD THE CUFFS 1/2 INCH TO THE WRONG SIDE AND PRESS. STITCH IT TOGETHER WITH A STRAIGHT STITCH AND 3/8 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE.

FOR THE NECKLINE, USE A 3/8 INCH BIAS TAPE. CUT THE LENGTH OF THE WHOLE NECKLINE, PLUS 3/4 INCH. PIN ALONG THE NECKLINE AND OVERLAP THE BAND 3/8 INCH . STITCH THE BIAS TAPE TO THE NECKLINE WITH A 1/4 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE.
PRESS IT FLAT.

THEN, TURN THE DRESS TO THE WRONG SIDE AND STITCH THE BIAS TAPE TO THE DRESS WITH A 1/8 INCH FROM THE EDGE

You may also like