We are excited to add the Victory Sew Along to our library. Throughout this sew along we will be sewing both views. We hope you will find all the support you need, even if the Victory is your first garment. We also have community lead sewing support in our Facebook group, or you can email directly for additional support.

Let’s get started! In this post, we are gathering supplies, fusing fabric and cutting our pattern pieces.

GATHERING SUPPLIES

Before we begin, here’s what you’ll need:

  • The Victory pattern printed in your size. If you prefer copy shop patterns and you are located in the US, we recommend printing at pdfplotting.
  • Washed and pressed main and lining fabric.
  • Preferred cutting tools: scissors/pins, or rotary cutter/weights
  • Safety pin or turning tool
  • Tailor’s chalk or washable fabric marker
Fabric, scissors, pins, marking tools, pattern weights, and paper pattern pieces are laid on a white background.
View A Supplies
Fabric, scissors, pins, marking tools, pattern weights, and paper pattern pieces are laid on a white background.
View B Supplies

TIPS FOR CUTTING

When cutting your fabric and pattern, here are a few important notes to remember:

  • Your fabric should be pre-washed the same way you plan to launder your garment.
  • Read the information on each pattern piece.
  • Grainlines are indicated on the pattern pieces. Place pattern pieces on the grainline, parallel to the selvage or fold. 
  • If the pattern says “Cut 2,” the pieces are mirror images of each other.
  • If the pattern says “Cut on FOLD,” place the pattern edge exactly along the fold of the fabric.
  • Clip all notches at 1/4” (0.6 cm) or less.
  • Transfer all pattern markings to your fabric with a washable marker or chalk.

VIEW A CUT LIST

View A has a simple scoop front neckline and finishes mid-hip. 

Cream and black fabrics are cut into Victory tank pattern pieces

MAIN FABRIC

  • #1 OR #2 FRONT BODICE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #3 BACK BODICE – CUT 2

LINING FABRIC

  • #6 OR #7 FRONT BODICE LINING – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #8 BACK BODICE LINING – CUT 2

Fabric Details || Laurel Daring Art Gallery Rayon from Fat Quarter Shop

VIEW B CUT LIST

View B has V-shaped straps on the front neckline and a V-shaped cut out in the back with a cropped length. 

Blue and coral fabrics cut into Victory Tank pattern pieces

MAIN FABRIC

  • #1 OR #2 FRONT BODICE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #3 BACK BODICE – CUT 2
  • #4 FRONT STRAP – CUT 2
  • #5 BACK STRAP – CUT 1

LINING FABRIC

  • #6 OR #7 FRONT BODICE LINING – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #8 BACK BODICE LINING – CUT 2

Fabric Details || Steno Roses Rayon in Coral by Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society from Fat Quarter Shop

Pattern layout will vary based on your garment size and fabric width, but take your time and make sure the grainlines are parallel to the fabric selvage. Once you have all your pattern pieces cut, you’re ready to begin sewing. In the next post we’ll sew the darts (C/D cup only) and center back.

Victory Sew Along Posts: Getting Started | Sew Darts and Center Back | Sew Neckline A | Sew Neckline B | Sew Armholes & Side Seams | Sew the Hem


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