Vikisews

Vikisews Edwige Blouse

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Edwige Blouse sewing pattern from Vikisews. Edwige is a loose-fitting blouse with a straight silhouette, sewn in a lightweight fabric. The front features yokes and soft gathering in the top portion, a slightly dropped shoulder which gives a soft line in the shoulder slope, and a deep V-shaped neckline. The blouse is collarless. It fastens with button loops and buttons, with some of the button loops going up to the yoke serving only a decorative function. Edwige features a long set-in bishop sleeve, with soft gathering ending in a tall cuff. The cuff also fastens with button loops and buttons. Edwige is below-the-hip length.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop

Suggested fabrics: Natural and artificial silk, dress-weight viscose, crepe, thin atlas, chiffon.

The blouse in the photos is made with a thin, soft, non-stretch material. The fibre content is 30% silk + 70% viscose.

Fabric requirements: When purchasing fabric, buy 5% more than required to account for shrinkage.

Main: 140 cm wide fabric: 1.35 – 1.85 m.

Sizing: 34 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Vikisews patterns are designed for a B/C cup.

Choose between 4 height options:

Height 1 = 154 – 160 cm (5’1″ – 5’3″)
Height 2 = 162 – 168 cm (5’4″ – 5’6″)
Height 3 = 170 – 176 cm (5’7″ – 5’9″)
Height 4 = 178 – 184 cm (5’10” – 6′1″)

Model Sofia: Height 172 cm (5'8") / Bust 84 cm (33 1/8") / Waist 64 cm (25 1/4") / Hips 90 cm (35 3/8"). Sofia is wearing size 36 in height 3.

Notions: 

– Woven fusible interfacing, 140 cm wide, 0.75 – 0.85 m
– 16 covered buttons, 8 mm diameter
– One pair of 14 cm wide shoulder pads
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (40 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (45 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2-3 sheets) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

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Caroline @callyonsewing
Great way to Level-Up your Sewing

I was drawn to the Edwige Blouse, from Viki Sews patterns, because of all the little details - mainly the beautiful billowy sleeves, tall cuffs and those self-covered buttons.

Edwige was a challenging sew with lots of new-to-me techniques (e.g. tiny french seams on a 3/8 seam allowance, open pleat at the cuff, burrito-ing the sleeve cuffs). If you like a slow and gratifying sew then I highly recommended this blouse. I don't know about you but when something is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside it makes me truly happy.

Sizing - Edwige is supposed to be loose but I found the sizing ran a little too big for me. Based on my measurements, I went with a single size (size 40, Height 1) but once I toiled it I realised it was too big. If I'd have bought the multi-size pattern I would have re-cut the size down but instead I just attempted to adjust it.

Construction - The instructions are ok - not overly detailed but good enough and plenty of photos to guide you. I do encourage you to read through them thoroughly as the construction methods might be a bit different to what you are used to (it was for me!).

Fabric - I used a soft touch crepe which I purchased from Minerva for £4.99 per meter. The colour is very bold (much bolder than I expected) but it handled well. It feels very luxurious and expensive once made into this blouse.

Some tips if you are going to go for it:

,Don't spend ages looking for 8mm self-covered buttons - 11mm is fine - that's what I used
,Make sure you give your rouleau loops a good stretch with steam - this will stop them popping open when you wear the blouse
,Read the instructions thoroughly before you start - I didn't and rushed ahead with the interfacing and missed out on the beautifully neat finish.
,The sleeve cuff is the most fitted part because it goes so high up your arm - so if you are skipping the toile make sure you check the cuff. This blouse is quite loose on me but it only just fits my forearm.

If you want more pictures, and more details on the sizing and adjustments I made, please feel free to check out my blog post - callyonsewing.com

 

Caroline @callyonsewing

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Norfolk Daphne
A blouse pattern with a contemporary 'edge'

A beautiful, floaty and romantic Liberty Silk deserves an equally beautiful pattern and, just at the right time, The Fold Line added a new range of patterns from Russian designer Viki Sews that have recently been translated to English and this Edwige Blouse immediately jumped out at me. It's timeless yet has a bit of a contemporary 'edge'.

These patterns only come in single sizes and I feel this is a very limiting decision made by pattern companies, especially if you need to grade between sizes, or if you change size, or if you want to make the item for someone else and doesn’t seem fair to have to buy the same pattern more than once. Also, as there are only body measurements and ease given – no finished dimensions – it makes choosing just one size a bit of a guessing game.

There are some interesting techniques used in the construction of this blouse. I REALLY liked how the interfacing is attached to the facings (see link below for further details). Others seemed rather long-winded when there was a simpler way of doing things. It’s worth noting that the layplans – which are all shown for a single layer of fabric – don’t show right and wrong sides when placing the pattern pieces, so you need to be aware when you’re cutting the sleeves, the yokes, and the cuffs to cut mirror images.

Using silk for any make requires a lot of time and patience… and PINS!

The yokes at the shoulders add a lovely feature with the gathering on the front and used a new-to-me technique of practically turning them inside out to get a really neat finish inside.

Sewing the button loops was a fiddle – as was a lot of this make because of my slippery silk fabric – but I LOVE how they continue up the front of the bodice, giving it that ‘edge’ I mentioned. Be warned, there are 16 cover buttons to make, but they're oh so worth the effort!

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how the huge sleeves, the gathering, and the long cuffs with the buttons have turned out!

To summarise this make, I completely forgive this pattern’s unnecessarily-complicated techniques, unhelpful layplans, and lack of nested sizes because the finished result is (am I allowed to say this?!) absolutely STUNNING!

If you'd like to read my full review and see more photos head to: https://norfolkdaphne.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/viki-sews-edwige-blouse/