Without sewing instructions you may feel lost. If you learn as much as you can about the Lutterloh symbols you will find sewing your projects together much easier. Today we will look for pleats and gathers. You can open your pattern books and find some of these same examples. It helps to get to know all the different ways a symbol is used. I've stayed with the 1970's and 1980's as before that point there were some very different ways to sew.
In this summery outfit we see may not see any gathers or pleats, but look closely at the sleeve
In checking the pattern above you will see a pleat on the sleeve. Those lines we have thought of as facing can also ask us to fold, a sort of self facing. The lines show us to fold toward the center line. My concern is how much am I folding in this pleat? Usually there is a cm marking but not on this sleeve. We do know the cuff is 37 cm long and so the sleeve needs to match that on the bottom edge.
We have a lot we can look at in this pattern. Notice the child's skirt. You will make two pieces out of the one cross, A and Ac/Bc. There is a dashed line on ac/bc which means it goes on a fold. How do you know to make two pattern pieces. See the two arrows pointing down the dress? One arrow for each pattern piece. Even though you may draft it at the same time you cut it add seams and hems and sew it back together. Next you will see the top is gathered for sewing to the bodice on the childs dress.
Now look at the sleeve, gathered at the top and elastic near the bottom it tell us 4 cm from the bottom I put .5 cm elastic. It doesn't tell you how to put that elastic in but you do have choices. Bias tape channel, zip zag a channel if you don't mind the thread showing or make the bottom longer and fold it up to make a channel and a hem. That's all up to you. There is no right or wrong way. There is only working to get the outfit you'd love to wear!
You will also see a couple of ruffles to gather and the mom's skirt is also cut into several pieces even though you draft it as one, and it is put on the fold.