|additionally you are going to want to cut two neckline pieces that are the size of the top you used for your pattern and then one small rectangle.|
|First sew the neckline together at the shoulder seams|
|Then sew the bodice pieces together at the shoulders|
|Next sew a basting stitch along the neckline and gather the neckline|
|Pin the neckline piece to the ruffled neckline (right sides together)|
|Then turn the neckline around to the inside and topstitch around the neckline. Then cut a slit down the middle of the front and pin the rectangle to the front and sew along the edge of the cut.|
|Then turn the rectangle to the inside and top stitch around the edge. Then sew right sides together sewing along the side seams|
|Then sew along the edge of the sleeve|
|Then pin right sides together with the sleeve in the arm hole.|
|Then sew both sleeves to the top|
|Then if you made the bodice and skirt two different pieces gather the bodice piece along the bottom edge.|
|Then sew the sides together on the skirt piece to make a tube. Then right sides together sew the ruffled bottom edge to the skirt.|
|So it should look like this if you used two pieces and if you cut it all one piece that is wide then it should only be gathered at the neckline and then be straight down.|
|Then with your narrow strips pin it in place about 1 inch under the armpit.|
|Sew all along the top and then on the bottom leave a small opening to put the elastic in. Then run elastic through the casing. The elastic will gather in the waist which is why you don’t have to have two pieces.|
|I turned the top so the side was flat pined it in place and sewed along the sides and bottom.|
|Then I sewed a button and a small elastic loop at the neckline so the slit would close.
Also I hemmed the bottom and sleeves.
|That’s it. The perfect solution for any Jersey knit you have laying around.|
|It is also the cure for the common top.