Chalk and Notch Wren Blouse and Dress

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Buy the Wren Blouse and Dress sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch. The Wren is a button-front blouse and mini dress. The mini dress has a dropped waist with a gathered skirt and is loose through the waist and hips. There are two statement sleeve options: a short sleeve with a puff cap and elastic hem, and a long sleeve with a cuff.

A matching children’s version is available here.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– 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). Choose A/B or C/D cup size. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven. Rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, cotton shirting, linen, double gauze. Fabric with a nice drape world work best for the mini dress (View B).

Fabric requirements: Minimum fabric required is listed. If you think you will need more for shrinkage, directional print, pattern matching or print repeat, please purchase accordingly.

54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: Blouse with short sleeves, 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 yd (1.4 – 2.3 m) // Blouse with long sleeves, 2 – 3 yd (1.8 – 2.7 m) // Mini dress with short sleeves, 2 – 3 yd (1.8 – 2.7 m) // Mini dress with long sleeves, 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yd (2.3 – 3.2 m).

Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 8 – 30, based on our standardised size chart) with A/B and C/D bust cup options. Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Use the high bust and full bust measurements to determine your size. It is always recommended to sew a test garment to confirm fit.

This pattern includes two bust cup options, and the cup size is determined by calculating the difference between the high and full bust. If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment.

Notions: 3/4 yd (0.7 m) of tricot fusible interfacing for facings and cuffs; six or seven 1/2″ (12.7 mm) buttons for the centre front; two or four 1/2″ (12.7 mm) buttons for the long sleeve cuffs; 1 yd (1 m) of 3/8″ (1 cm) elastic for the short sleeves.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (84 pages); US copy shop pattern (36″ x 168″); A0 copy shop pattern (5 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level



UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop A/B CUP (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop C/D CUP (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

84 pages

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