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Once your fabric is cut, you should have one seamless front piece, two back pieces, two long sleeves, two collar pieces, and two triangular gussets for the back crotch.
For this project, the recommended stitches are a serger overlock stitch, a stretch stitch, or a zigzag stitch. A straight stitch may cause the threads to snap and is not advisable.
Take the two gusset pieces and align them with the wrong sides of the fabrics facing each other. Stitch around all the edges using a serger, stretch stitch, or zigzag stitch to join them together.
Place one of the back pieces right side up and position the double-layer gusset piece over the crotch area. The wider part of the gusset should align with the bottom edge, and the point should aim toward the neck of the back piece. Pin the gusset in place and then serge or sew.
Do not sew the other side of the gusset to the other back piece just yet, we will sew and finish that later after we install the zipper.
Take the front piece and the two back pieces, with right sides facing each other, and pin them together at the shoulder seams. Sew along these seams.
For the collar, place the two pieces right sides together and sew along the top, shorter curve.
Then, turn the collar right side out and place a pin in the center.
Lay the front and back pieces right side up and pin the collar around the neckline with the center pin matching the center front, keeping the collar upside down. Serge or sew in place.
Insert a 22-24 inch invisible zipper along the center back opening starting at the collar. The right side of the zipper should face the right side of the fabric. Use a straight stitch with a zipper foot for sewing. For a flat zipper finish, you may use a tear-away stabilizer between the zipper and the fabric.
After attaching the zipper, fold the excess fabric at the top of the zipper vertically and hand-stitch it down to secure this fold before proceeding.
Next, fold the zipper tape horizontally and pin in place, ready for topstitching. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side.
Once the zipper is secured to the back pieces, sew the remaining gap at the back crotch and gusset, starting from the bottom curve and working up to the zipper's end.
Topstitch around the zipper to reinforce and neatly finish the edges.
Spread out the front and back right side up and gather your sleeves.
Align and pin the sleeves around the armholes, right side of the sleeve facing the right side of the front and back, using notches as a guide. Each sleeve curve is symmetrical, so there's no designated front or back. Serge or sew the sleeves in place and repeat for the other side.
Turn the garment wrong side out and sew the inner sleeve seams closed, continuing down the sides of the garment from the armholes to the ankles.
For the inner leg seams, align the center front crotch with the center of the back gusset and pin it.
Serge or sew around the entire inner leg inseam.
Finally, hem the ends of the sleeves and the leg openings with a rolled hem, stretch stitch, or zigzag stitch.