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Quick, Cute, Comfy Blouse

Added Jan 14, 2012

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada






I made this blouse last spring from an old fitted sheet that had worn out. It’s really comfy and it’s become by favourite, all-purpose casual blouse. I’ve posted it as a pattern/tutorial (my first attempt!), so make sure to post pictures if you make it! I’d love to see them and get feedback.

This is an easy, loose fitting (but feminine) blouse that anyone can draft using their measurements. It has a deep V neck, cap sleeves, and a tie in the back for shaping. No darts and no sleeves to set in. A great way to use up fabric scraps. The pattern base is very simple, so you can alter or embellish it as creatively as you like. Make it longer and add a belt, use contrasting fabrics, etc.

Material Notes

1 to 1.5 meters of woven materials light to medium weight (cottons, cotton blends, etc.)
Bias tape
Buttons or beads to embellish




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Eyelet, Polyester, Rayon, Shirting

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    Feb 3, 2012, 03.08 PMby kimhunt

    love it! am having issues though – when i click on the ‘get it’ button, my browser just re-opens this page. Am I missing something? I really want to make this beauty!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 04.17 PMby mwelland

      When you click the ‘get it’ button, it should take you to your ‘purchase history’ once you’re in there, then click on ‘print at home pattern’ and that should download the pdf pattern. I tested it out and it worked for me. Check your purchase history in the ‘my account tab’ maybe you’ve already got it and weren’t redirected. If not, then contact burdastyle, maybe you have a glitch in your account. Good luck!! (or message me your email and I’ll send you the pdf)

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    Feb 2, 2012, 03.46 PMby zippydoodah

    Hello, this is lovely. Thank you so much for putting it on Burda for free. I’ve just had a baby and none of my clothes fit, so I’m desperately trying to make some from my fabric stash before I go back to work in March. I’m seriously sleep-deprived too, so the clear instructions are fantastic. You’re a gem! Thanks again.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 02.15 PMby BrittStitches

    Love it. Thank you

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.18 AMby nookie

    Gorgeous blouse – slightly 1920\30s feel to it. Thanks for the tutorial

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    Jan 14, 2012, 10.55 PMby jennyrecorder

    Just had a look and your instruction look excellent. I can’t wait to try making it with some fabric from my stash! I’m wondering if this basic pattern is what would be termed a “sloper”???

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      Jan 14, 2012, 11.13 PMby mwelland

      Great! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I think a sloper is usually a more fitted bodice (or skirt) block with darts for shaping. But this pattern serves the same purpose if you want something quicker and more looser fitting. Good luck!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 05.04 PMby mwelland

    Thanks guys!!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 02.24 PMby LiverpoolFi

    Really love this! Necklines that are a bit different are one of the reasons I got into dressmaking!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 09.39 AMby cymae

    the instructions are clear and very informative..:) i like this kind of clothing..

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