Dia Kids Sweater & Tunic PDF Sewing Pattern

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Meet the new and updated Dia Sweater and Tunic pattern - now any boy or girl can rock this diamond!

The sewn-in graphical diamond artwork, gives your sweater an edgy and modern look - keep it clean and fresh by using a knit fabric in a single color or go crazy and color-block away! For those intimidated by seam matching all the pieces of the diamond, we've also added a "basic diamond" and a "basic front bodice" to the updated pattern. This makes the Dia sweater the most versatile Misusu pattern yet!  

Next to these updates, we've added 4 different lengths: a straight & high low sweater and straight & high low tunic length. Both normal and puff sleeves come in a long and short sleeved option. 

Make sure to also check out the Dia Ladies Sweater & Tunic PDF Sewing Pattern, our first women's pattern!  Or get both the kids & ladies version in a bundle!

Techniques involved include sewing with knits, straight & curved seams, using basting threads (only for the puff sleeves), seam matching and attaching ribbing.


SIZE RANGE
80 - 164 |  9-12m - 13-14y
 
SKILL LEVEL ?
Intermediate  Skill level intermediate 

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES: 
Tiled print at home pattern in layers (A4 & letter)
A0/Copyshop pattern
70 pages illustrated tutorial, with:
  • extensive illustrated step by step tutorial
  • size and body measurements chart
  • finished garment measurements chart
  • fabric chart
  • page printing chart (only print the pages you need)
  • pattern layout
  • bands cutting chart (measurements for all rectangle pattern pieces)
  • size blending, lengthening & shortening instructions
  • all charts come in metric and imperial measurements

SUGGESTED MATERIALS
Main fabric: medium weight sweater knits - french terry, fleece, velours, with at least 25% stretch (lycra or elastane).
All rectangular bands (neckband, hem bottom bands & sleeve bands): Rib knit, jersey lycra or main fabric. 

High low bottom bands: main fabric or a heavier weight jersey knit is recommended.

The diamond: any type of fabric, woven or knit. Just make sure the weight is the same (or comes close to) the main fabric. 
 
NOTIONS
* thread
* ballpoint sewing needle
* pins
* scissors
* twin needle (optional)
* fabric marker (optional)
 
MACHINES
Sewing machine / Serger. When using a sewing machine, use a knit stitch or small zigzag stitch in place of the serged seam. Finish the seams with a big zigzag stitch.

A BIG THANK YOU
Goes out to all the lovely ladies that have helped me in perfecting this pattern and tutorial!

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