*This is the classic paper pattern version.
If you need the print-at-home version in
Arch E, A0, A4 & letter sizes, click here.*
This T-shirt/blouse hybrid is the perfect mix
of comfy T and dressy blouse.
Make this wardrobe essential in fluid wovens like
crepe, crepe de chine, (crinkle) gauze, rayon challis,
georgette, panne velvet, or charmeuse; try it in a
soft lace over a solid cami; or choose drape-y knits like
linen, rayon, bamboo or silk jersey, or ITY.
Unlined, relaxed fit, pull-on blouse has front & back
princess seams for a trim bustline, plus optional breast
pockets. Choose a rib-trimmed sleeveless or long
sleeved version, or make your T-Shirt blouse with a
deep hem on above elbow sleeves. Jewel neckline is
finished with ribbing or a shaped neckband. Deep
stitched hem is longer at the back with side seam slits.
This is the perfect piece for all those special blouse-weight
fabrics in your stash; wear this when you want to look pulled
together but need to be comfy, and style it as you would a
T-shirt...over jeans, tucked into pants or a skirt, under a
cardigan or jacket. This gorgeous piece is a year-round
style with a change of fabric & sleeve length.
Long OR short sleeved OR sleeveless versions
all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
will need around 2 yards of 185cm fabric;
*PLEASE NOTE* you will have almost no little waste
on the long sleeved version; a little on the short
sleeved version and more on the sleeveless version.
Fortunately this gives you some nice big leftovers to
use as trims, patchwork, color blocking...
Allow 1/4 yard or 23cm rib knit if you are making the
rib knit neckband, armhole band or cuffs.
All fabric allowances are for 60" or 150cm wide fabrics.
Comfy and still suitable for work. Love this blouse and I get compliments every time I wear it. Have another cut out and ready to sew; both are long sleeved and made out of rayon challis. I raised the front neck 0.5” and adjusted the shoulders to be a bit less slouchy.
I agree with the previous reviewer who mentioned making a muslin and sizing down a size. This top has a lot of ease and I found making a smaller size made it more wearable. The princess seams in the front make this a beautiful top for fitting. I highly recommend it. I made my top out of a crepe and I love it.
DEFFINATELY make a muslin, but after going down a size - this top is a winner! I made this out of brushed challis and it is wonderful. I did grade sizes a bit to get the fit I wanted, but that was quite simple to do. I will be making more of these! it is dressier than a Tee, but still feels like "secret PJs"! Thank you!