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I AM Patterns Hesat Blouse and Dress

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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 Hesat Blouse and Dress sewing pattern from I AM Patterns. I am Hesat, a voluminous blouse that can also be made as a dress with in-seam pockets. With my two sleeve lengths (long and short) and blouse and dress options, you can make me in four different versions. Excess fabric shirred at the neckline gives me a lot of ease, making me very comfortable. My long sleeves are also fitted at the wrist with shirring. With a 70s feel as a blouse, and a baby-doll style dress, I will easily find a place in your wardrobe and in your heart. Beginners will love me. I am even perfect for sewing your first garment. As for those more experienced, they will love how quickly I come together.

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 fabricsLightweight fabrics that, if possible, don’t fray too much, such as cotton voile, poplin, Swiss dot (plumetis), chambray, crêpe, viscose, silk...

Fabric requirements

A: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 215 - 230 cm (2 3/8 - 2 1/2 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 230 cm (2 1/2 yd).

B: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 185 - 195 cm (2 - 2 1/8 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 190 - 195 cm (2 1/8 yd).

C: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 255 - 275 cm (2 7/8 - 3 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 275 - 280 cm (3 - 3 1/8 yd).

D: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 225 - 235 cm (2 1/2 - 2 5/8 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 235 - 245 cm (2 5/8 - 2 3/4 yd).

Sizing: EU 34 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 18, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’5″ and a B cup.

Notions: Elastic thread.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 and US letter print-at-home patterns (29 pages); A3 pattern (13 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets) // Layers: Yes (all except A0) // Projector file: Yes.

Languages: French and English.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mel Forrest
Deceptively simple!

I’m an enormous fan of the brand I Am Patterns and as soon as I saw the designs in their new collection I immediately added two of them to my ‘to sew’ list! The I Am Hesat Blouse shot straight to the top of my sewing queue because I already had the perfect fabric in my stash – this absolutely stunning rayon is such amazing quality it almost feels like a cotton lawn and the colours are deliciously saturated. I wanted to wear the finished blouse to The Fold Line team Christmas gathering, so I printed the pattern and got cracking.

I opted for my usual size 38 in the pattern, which I find is always a nice fit on me. Cutting everything out was easy peasy as there are just 3 pattern pieces for the blouse – a front bodice, a back bodice and a sleeve. I was a bit tight for time during the week when I made my blouse, but I needn’t have worried because it is a RIDICULOUSLY quick sew! I stitched the raglan sleeves to the bodice pieces, sewed the under-arm/bodice seams and hemmed the top in just a couple of hours one evening. The next evening I tackled the rolled hem finish on the neckline and cuffs. I’ve only done this once before, incidentally on another I Am Patterns project – my Perle Dress. If you have an overlocker this is dead easy and once the machine is prepped it takes a matter of minutes to do the actual stitching - your overlocker manual will tell you everything you need to know.

Then the time came to pop my shirring cherry! I haven’t purposefully avoided the technique – I just haven’t particularly wanted to make any patterns that required it, but Hesat changed that. I found the trickiest bit was getting the shirring elastic through the bobbin tension disc, but once I managed this it was smooth sailing all the way! The neckline was a bit too wide once I finished shirring, even though a really steamy hover with the iron retracted the folds beautifully, so I followed the tips in the Hesat instructions to tighten the gathers further. You do this by gently pulling on the thread tails of the elastic (much like when gathering fabric normally) which was super easy to do and once I was happy with the fit I tied-off the threads as normal. Voila!

My blouse was finished in just a few very pleasant evenings of stitching and ready for an outing to London. I got lots of lovely compliments from my Fold Line colleagues and I think I Am Hesat might have been added to a few of their ‘to sew’ lists too! You can see more photos of my blouse over on my blog.