View A Cropped Camisole Sewing
Instructions for sewing sandmaiden pattern 4002 which can be found here:
Using a Zigzag stitch overlap the side seams of pieces A2 front and back and stitch together. Lock the seams at the bottom edge with a bar tack
Use the same method to sew together the cups along the curved edge
To assemble the straps use the following tutorial. Using pre made straps may also be a good option.
Right sides together sew the straps to the pointy edge of the cups. Turn under and stitch down the seam for extra security.
Right sides together match the edge of the cups to the side seam of A2 body. The markings should line up with the center seams of the cups and the center marking will line up with the center edges of the cups. Some stretching to fit may be required either way especially if you’ve cut a larger or smaller cup size. Baste in place close to the edges
Use the tabs that were set aside and loop through the rings on the straps. Attach these right sides together to the back of A3 at the markings (not the center back mark) The straps may be crossed over as a design feature and for comfort.
Finally with right sides together you will fit the under bust elastic to the bodice. This will go over the wrong side of the straps and cups
I find it helpful to divide the elastic in quarters and the area it is to stretch over in quarters and then pin them together at quarterly intervals. This helps with controlling tension when stretching to fit. An alternative tip is to pull the elastic at 10% to 20% tension.
Stitch the picot edge elastic close to the fancy edge and trim away seam allowances once done. This may require some grading also if bulky.
Turn the elastic and garment to the right side and zig zag stitch close to the edge
That’s it! you’re finished!
A couple of extra little things I like to do is apply a clear stay tape elastic with a zigzag stitch and a 5-10% tension on the inside of the outer edge of the cups, this prevents spillage from the sides a little bit. Then you can add a few finishing touches as you like such as bows and rosettes.