BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio, Part 2: Pattern Prep

We’re back with Day 2 of the L890 Airy Top & Comfy Dress Garment Sew-Along! In the previous post and video, I gave you an introduction to the pattern and went over the tools and supplies you’ll need to make your own garments. After that, it was time to talk fabrics! If you need assistance choosing fabrics for your garments I definitely recommend backing up to that post to check it out. You can find Day 1 here.

In today’s lesson I’ll be teaching you everything there is to know about downloading, printing, and assembling your PDF Airy Top and Comfy Dress patterns. Well perhaps not everything, because as I’m sure you all know, there are many different ways to do any one thing in sewing, and of course that extends to assembling your patterns! But I’ll be walking you through the best practices we’ve found over 10 years of assisting people with this process over at Grainline Studio.

You can find the links to download the Airy Top here and the Comfy Dress here. Please see below for additional print versions.

Once you have those patterns downloaded, you’ll need to assemble them! I’ve included an image of the finished layout of both patterns below that you can reference to make sure everything goes together as smoothly as possible.

Airy Top Pattern Assembly Diagram

Comfy Dress Pattern Assembly Diagram


If you have any questions about anything mentioned in this post or the video simply let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to help out! Next up we’ll be choosing a size and making pattern adjustments so I’ll see you back here for that!

If you’re sewing along with us, we’d love to have you tag us on social media! Use the tags #L890SewAlong #BerninaAirytop or #BerninaComfyDress and tag @berninausa and @grainlinestudio so we can see what you’re up to!


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6 comments on “BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio, Part 2: Pattern Prep”

  • I need a size 20….this appears to go to size 18, is this correct? Checking before deciding to print and participate. Thanks. Same question with the tops. Love the tops, I would just add some length to them.

  • I just had the US Copy shop pattern printed for the Airy Top and Comfy Dress. Looking forward to getting started and using my newly arrived coverstitch Bernette for hems and maybe on the bindings. When we were checking the pattern at the copy shop I noticed the German size test square shows 3” x 3” where I think it should be 5cm x 5cm on both patterns. Note to anyone else printing at a copy shop: printing actual size on a printer that uses 36” width paper (such as architectural drawings or blueprints) worked perfectly.

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