Lay your sleeve flat on the paper and trace round shoulder to armpit. Now we need the curve where the sleeve is sewn to the armhole of main section. As can see in picture above where armhole was curved in the sleeve curve goes out. The easiest way to do this is to draw a slight curve freehand as shown below. Now like you did with other section add 1cm to all edges apart from cuffs add 2cm. Again this ‘border’ is your seam allowance. You should have both patterns as shown. If you wish to do short version then follow next step otherwise skip to sixth step. Fifth Step Using the pair of shorts fold in half symetrically like you did for the romper. Matching the crotch of trousers to your pattern crotch mark where the hem is. Arrow shows shorts crotch & line is pattern crotch. using line just draw add 2cm for seam allowance. Rub out first line. Sixth Step We will be drawing back of the pattern now. You can either pre fold your paper or do as I do and fold after. Fold the 2cm seam allowance on the CF edge & inside leg in you wont need this. Lay the romper pattern towards edge of paper with the CF edge towards middle of the paper & draw round. Fold at CF and cut around both pieces from top of neck right round to crotch. DO NOT cut along CF. You should end up with one big piece. This is the back of your pattern. You now have a back, half a front & a sleeve. You can cut the back section of the neck off the front pattern piece as pic shows so the front piece has front neckline which is lower and back piece has the back neckline which is higher 🙂 Last Step We will need facings this means you don’t hem the neck line which makes it tidier. To make these fold your back piece in half lay on a fresh piece of paper & trace round starting 10cm from armpit round to other side. Do same for front. Clearly mark each piece. Next time we will cut the romper out from our shirt & sew it up. For this you will need: Old shirt (bigger the better) Scissors Your pattern Pins Thread Popper tape Bias binding that coordinates with your shirt See you then!!
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