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Every girl needs an easy-to-wear,
easy-to-make blouse that can be
pretty, dressy or casual. These are
perfect in fluid blouse weight fabrics
like charmeuse, georgette, rayon,
crepe, or panne velvet, but they also
work in drape-y knits like rayon,
bamboo, or ITY, silk(y) or linen jersey.
Pull-over, relaxed-fit blouses have a
center front seam, a wrapped front &
‘V’ neckline. Front hemline is twisted
to drape; back has an inverted pleat.
Mix up the details to get your perfect
look...add the chic necktie or shirt-tail
back hem; choose classic short or
full length sleeves with elastic cuffs.
These chic blouses are a great way
to create a fabulous outfit...for the
perfect date-night or party top, make
one in something sparkly and wear it
over a slinky pencil; try a silky-blouse
version with jeans; or make one as a
T-shirt to wear with a crisply tailored pant.
Short sleeved tie-neck version in all sizes
6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 will need
around 2 ½ yards or 228 cm fabric.
Long sleeved ‘V’ necked version in all sizes
6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 will also need
around 2 ½ yards or 228cm fabric, plus enough
1/4” or 0.75cm wide elastic to circle both wrists.
Both versions also need 1/4 yard or 23cm interfacing;
use woven interfacing for woven fabrics, tricot for knits.
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
I made the long sleeve version out of DBP for a cool weather version and it looks great and went together very nicely! My only change was that I omitted the facing and used stay tape and did a turned down neckline - not a problem with a knit. I am already planning more of these!
I got this pattern to make a quick holiday blouse. It was quick and easy to put together. I made it of a black chiffon. I am looking forward to trying it in a knit. I made the long sleeved version. This is the case of the muslin turning out great. I like that the pattern will work well for more than one type of fabric.
I've successfully made two of these blouses, with very minimal adjustments to the pattern. It is a very versatile, elegant style and I am sure I'll be making more.