Sewing Basics 2: Learn to Sew the Nocturne Top

This is the third course on the Learn to Sew Your Clothes learning path. Building on the basic skills learned in Sewing Basics 1, you will learn to sew the Nocturne Top. You can decide whether to wear your Nocturne Top as pajamas or out-and-about, depending in part on your fabric choices.

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the nocturne top

Sewing Basics 2

Project: Learn to sew a PJ top

Price: $129, which includes the Nocturne Pajamas sewing pattern, pattern pieces shipped to your door (free shipping in the US), over 6 hours of video instruction, and lifetime membership in the Learn to Sew support group.

The Nocturne Top’s distinctive notched and gathered yoke can just as easily be paired with jeans as it can be with pajama pants. This cozy, pullover top with a slight high-low hem can be made with short or long sleeves depending on the season.

Skills learned:

  • Taking proper measurements and choosing a size
  • Lengthening and shortening a pattern
  • The benefits of making a muslin
  • How to sew a yoke
  • How to sew a notched collar
  • How to sew gathers
  • How to set in and sew sleeves
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Course Includes

  • 3 Modules
  • 31 Lessons