SEWALONG

NOVA SEWALONG DAY 4:

September 10, 2020

THE FIRST STEPS ARE FOR VIEWS A & B ONLY. SKIP AHEAD FOR VIEWS C & D.

Turn your jumpsuit inside out. If you haven’t done so already, mark your stitch line for the elastic casing.

Making sure that everything is lying flat, pin the facing to the jumpsuit along the lower edge. The facing should cover the upper edge of the pockets by about 1/4.” Pin securely, taking extra time to smooth the facing along the jumpsuit as you work.

Using a stretch stitch, sew along the bottom edge of the facing, 1/8″ from the raw edge, leaving a 2″ opening at center back.

Sew another line of stitching on the stitching guide line. This line of stitching does not need an opening.

Attach a safety pin to one end of the waistband elastic. Insert it through the waistline channel, making sure the elastic does not twist as you pull it through.

Overlap ends of elastic by about 1/2″, pin, and try on for comfort. Once you are happy with the fit of the elastic, stitch to secure.

Sew up the opening you left at center back.

THE FOLLOWING STEP IS FOR VIEWS C & D ONLY

Turn your jumpsuit inside out.

Optional- Serge or zigzag stitch along the raw edge of your facing to help prevent it from rolling. Making sure that everything is lying flat, pin the lower edge of the facing to the jumpsuit at center back, center front, and side seams.

Hand-tack or machine sew the facing to the seam allowances to keep it in place.

THE FOLLOWING STEPS ARE FOR VIEWS B & D ONLY

With your jumpsuit inside out, fold up the lower edge of the leg by 1 1/4″ for sizes 0-18, 1 1/2″ for sizes 14-30 and 1″ for the mini sizes. Press.

Using a stretch stitch, sew 1/8″ from the raw edge leaving a 2″ opening.

Attach a safety pin to one end of the ankle elastic. Insert it through the hem cuff, making sure it does not twist as you pull it through.

Overlap ends of elastic by about 1/2″. Stitch to secure. Sew up opening in elastic channel. Repeat for the other leg.

THE FOLLOWING STEPS ARE FOR VIEWS A & C ONLY

Turn up the bottom edge of the leg by 5/8″. Pin and press.

Using a stretch stitch, sew closely to the raw edge to secure hem.

You’re finished!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Jennifer Sandoval October 4, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Hi, Kelli and the TB crew!

    As the fall nears (in Las Vegas, we will have 80-90 degree daytime weather until well-after Halloween!), I’d love to still wear my Nova without layering a long sleeve underneath. Is there a sleeve hack, or, hopefully, an optional add-on pack we can purchase?

    Perhaps I can look through my pattern stash and copy an armscye and sleeve pattern that will go well with the overall aesthetic of Nova? I’ve purchased some lovely autumnal organic cottons from I See Fabrics (thanks for the recommendation!) and I’d love to use them for a fall/wintery Nova.

    You’re the best and, once again, I hope you come out with a jacket/coat pattern—a unicorn one with lots of pockets to chose from, front and back princess seams for fit, fully lined, a choice between a hood or a tall round collar, exposed zipper (maybe even asymmetrical!) lots of ease in case one wants to add Thinsulate or fleece, my list goes on.

    Sorry this was so long and thank you for the wonderful patterns! I’d really love if you did fit tutes a la Grainline for FBAs, broad/narrow shoulder, swayback, big butts, etc. *crosses fingers*

    Xo
    Jenny

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