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This checkered poplin shirt is pleasantly breathable. The raglan sleeves are composed of two panels, with the sleeve backs extending across the back to form a yoke. There are small side vents at the bottom hem. The patch pocket on the front of this checkered sample shirt is cut on the bias.
The shorts, made from twill-weave linen fabric, are smart enough for special occasions in the summer. Linen fabric is pleasant to wear even on hot days as it absorbs moisture from the skin and thus keeps you cool. The shorts have a zipper fly and slanted front-hip pockets. The back portion of the waistband is elasticated and there are belt loops at the waist.
These laid-back 3/4-length cargo pants are made from tightly-woven cotton/polyester blend outerwear fabric with slanted front-hip pockets and a zipper fly. They feature lots of practical details: The knee pleats on the pants fronts add to freedom of movement and the flapped leg pockets that close with Velcro are handy for carrying important items.
The polo shirt features a novel collar and neckline finish. Since the collar and front neckline bands are cut as one piece, the neckline finish is easy to do. Use elastic sewing thread to ensure that the neckline will have enough stretch!
This wrap dress combines two different viscose fabrics with bold floral prints. The lower panels and sleeve bands are cut from the darker fabric and the upper panels and sleeves from the lighter fabric. Viscose fabric is easy to work with. However, since it tends to shrink with washing, remember to preshrink it by washing and steaming it thoroughly before cutting the garment pieces out!
You can order our OTTOBRE design® kids 3/2022 issue postage-free until 31 July.
This schoolgirl's holiday outfit is composed of wide-leg cropped pants, sewn from tightly-woven cotton fabric, and a jersey top. The front waist of the pants is finished with a shaped facing whereas the back waist is elasticated, which makes the pants comfortable for active children. The short straight-cut knotted top is made from breathable viscose single jersey. The bottom edge of the front as well as the ties are finished with a shaped facing. The neckline, sleeve edges and bottom edge of the back panel are hemmed.
Here are our updated versions of a T-shirt and shorts! The T-shirt is pepped up with contrast panels. The contrast stripe on the front and the overarm panels of the sleeves are cut from solid-color single jersey and the other pieces from nature-themed printed single jersey. The shorts are sewn from sweatshirt knit and the bottom edges of their legs are finished with ribbed binding. They have a curved contrast-color stripe on the back and slanted hip pockets on the front. The waistband is elasticated and also has a flat cotton drawstring.
A denim skirt is a classic piece of clothing that is perfect for wearing both in the summer and for school in the autumn. It has a zipper placket on the front and a waistband with belt loops. There are curved hip pockets on the front and patch pockets on the back. Both the front-hip pockets and the back pockets are adorned with lines of decorative topstitching that form sweet heart motifs. The green top is sewn from breathable viscose fabric. It has a slit in the center-back seam that closes with a button and loop. The straight sleeves are gathered to the armholes.
The charming floral top and tiered skirt are sewn from summery, very lightweight cotton satin. The back panels of the top wrap across one another, and the belts extending from their corners are tied in a bow on the front. The neckline and the bottom edge of the top are finished with shaped facings, and the puffed sleeves have elasticated hems.
The three tiers of the skirt are each gathered and stitched separately to the waistband. This helps the tiers to keep their shape and allows their free movement. The lower edges of the tiers are finished with a serger rolled hem in order to make them light. The waistband of the skirt is elasticated.
This pretty tunic and these cute frill pants are made from organic-cotton single jersey. The waist seam of the tunic is asymmetrical, and there are wide frills at the armholes. The pants have an elasticated waist and wide leg bottoms with frills.
Tip! The easiest way to gather frills and skirt panels on jersey clothes is by using clear elastic tape. Measure the required length of the tape along the garment’s edge where the gathered piece is to be attached to ensure that the gathered edge will be the correct length. The clear elastic tape is stitched to the right side of the seam allowance on the frill or skirt panel either with a straight stitch or with a fairly wide, long zigzag stitch. On the finished garment, the tape will be concealed between the seam allowances.