Are you missing that one key layering item in your closet? It’s time to fix that problem. Check out Mood’s newest pattern the Avens Bodysuit! It’s fast to sew and can be paired with multiple pieces of clothing that you already have in your closet, like skirts, pants, leggings, etc. There is a wide variety of fabrics that can be used for this pattern, like jersey knits, performance knits, rib knit, and many more stretch fabrics!
Note: All seams are sewn at a ⅜’’ seam allowance using a stretch stitch unless otherwise indicated in instructions.
Tip: When working with stretch velour, use a lot of pins because the fabric tends to slip.
- Print, tape, and cut your pattern.
- Cut your pattern pieces from your fabric. (Keep in mind that if your fabric has a nap, cut it in the right direction so you don’t have a two-toned garment.
- Place your front and your back pieces right sides together. Pin at the shoulder seam and sew using a stretch stitch.
4. Pin sides together, using a lot of pins and sew.
5. With right sides together, pin inseam of sleeve and sew.
6. Set sleeve into bodysuit armscye, matching notches, and sew.
7. Pin collar to the neck band matching the shoulder seam to the first notch. Sew at ⅜’’.
8. Fold the collar in half, pinning the sides and other bottom half. Leave the excision you just sewed open, so you can flip the collar right side out. After sewing, trim the corners to help make it square.
9. Once the collar is flipped right side out, pin and slip stitch shut.
10. Sew a rolled hem on the top of the bodysuit. Set your stitch length to 4.5 length and stretch slightly as you sew. For velour, I found it easier to have the hem pre-pinned.
11. Fold the crotch edges in 1’’ and stitch across using a long straight stitch.
12. Hem the legs holes with a 4.5 stitch length. Make sure to stretch and sew.
13. Sew snaps at crotch.
14. Add 1 or 2 hooks and eyes at the collar.
15 Now you have a fresh new bodysuit!