There are three ways you can join in with this sew-along…
1. Sewing a sample
2. Sewing a pattern with a vent
3. Sewing a pattern that needs a vent adding to it.
Using the instructions below that apply to you, let’s get started:
1. Making a sample:
If you’re going to be sewing along by making a sample you can download the ClippedCurves Vent Pattern. Print and cut it out (not sticking involved it’s only 1 page!). Fold your outer fabric and place the pattern away from the fold.
Cut to produce two mirror image pieces of fabric and transfer all markings.
2. Using a pattern with a vent:
Add a notch 2 inches below the top of the vent extension. Your pattern should already have a dot on the centre back seam. Add an additional dot on the diagonal vent extension seam 5/8 inch away from the vertical edge (see above image). Cut your outer fabric using your pattern pieces as indicated by the pattern instructions and transfer all markings.
3. Adding a vent to a pattern:
You have a little extra work to do but nothing we can’t deal with today.
1. Download, print and cut out the ClippedCurves Vent Pattern.
2. Trace off your back pattern piece.
3. If your pattern was intended to be cut on the fold, add a 5/8th seam allowance right down the centre back.
4. Line up the centre back of the ClippedCurves Vent Pattern (has 5/8th” seam allowances added already) and your traced pattern piece.
6. Cut two of your outer fabric using this new back pattern piece (cut folded fabric or two mirror images of single layer fabric), follow your pattern instructions for all other pattern pieces and transfer all markings (two dots and a notch for the vent extension).
In the next post we’ll construct the shell (outer fabric).