If sewing the Mini Aria, View A (high back) requires a button-back opening. The construction is slightly different from the adult version. If sewing View B (low back), you can follow the adult sew along. FINISH & SEW THE CENTER BACK SEAM Finish the center back seams separately. With the right sides together, sew the
SEW THE SIDE SEAMS With the right sides together, sew the front and back bodice side seams, matching the side seam notch. Finish the seams and press to the back. SEW A FOLD GUIDE ON THE SLEEVE AND BODICE HEM Sew a fold guide on the cut edge of the sleeve and bodice hem, just
LOW BACK | SEW THE TIES If sewing the high back view with facings, skip to Sewing the Facing Shoulder Seams instructions below. With the right sides together, fold the ties in half lengthwise. Reduce the stitch length to get a sharp corner. Stitch at 1/4″ (0.6 cm) around 2 sides (leaving one short end
BIAS NECKLINE | SEW THE SHORT ENDS OF THE BIAS With the right sides together, fold the bias neckband in half. Sew the short seams of the bias neckband together. Press the seam open. ATTACH BIAS TO THE NECKLINE Starting at the center back neck, pin the bias to the cut edge of the neckline.
SEAM ALLOWANCE, MARKINGS & STAYSTITCH THE NECKLINE Unless noted, the seam allowance included is 3/8″ (1 cm) for joined seams. Clip or mark the notches. The notches are indicated by ‘T’ marks or triangles at the center front. Before handling your cut pieces too much, sew a stitch line 1/4″ (0.6 cm) away from the
We are happy to bring you a sew along for the Aria Top sewing pattern. The sew along features step-by-step photos for the entire sewing process! In addition to the sew along, we also have community-led sewing support in our Facebook group, or you can email us directly for additional support. GATHERING SUPPLIES Before we begin sewing, here’s what
It’s time to share all about our Aria Testers! Our testers created so many lovely versions, many of them sewing more than one. Their input is such a valuable part of the development process and we’re so grateful for all their help. Versions shared on social media, and RTW inspiration will be saved on our