The Avid Seamstress

The Avid Seamstress 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 Blouse sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress. Every woman's wardrobe needs a go-to top that is stylish and easy to wear. Made using lightweight fabrics, the Blouse offers an alternative to the traditional shirt. With an elegant stand collar and three-quarter length sleeves, the Blouse is loosely fitted, providing ease and comfort for your day-to-day activities while still being chic. The Blouse is made without darts and includes a button placket, collar and elasticated cuffs - ideal for those looking to sew their first blouse.

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). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Perfect in cottons and other lightweight fabrics that are soft. Consider making the Blouse in silk or viscose for added luxury.

Fabric requirements: 112 cm wide fabric: 2.2 m // 145 cm wide fabric: 2 m.

Sizing: UK 6 - 22. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; eight 9 mm wide buttons; 1 m of elastic (5 mm wide); 0.5 m of lightweight/soft iron-on interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (24 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (24 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Love this classic blouse!

Sometimes you just need a classic blouse and this is a fab one. I sewed it up on the Creative Spirit Retreat, organised by owner Lisa Falconer and I came back feeling totally recharged and full of sewing enthusiasm. It was a really special experience and I can thoroughly recommend it.

I love how blouses look tucked into trousers or jeans, so I can imagine there’ll be more of these in my future. I sewed a size 3 with upper and lower rounded back adjustments, a small full bust adjustment, widened the sleeve, extended the sleeve cap and the shoulder seam. Yes that was a bit faffy but totally worth the fiddling around. I cut 10cm off the length but it does have a tendency to come untucked so I’d add a few cm back onto my next version.

I used cotton left over from lining my Heather Blazer (see photos in my blog post for the matchy matchy look!). I fancy using a more drapey fabric like viscose for my next version to give a softer look to the collar.

The instructions are superb, plus it also helped to have Lisa’s expert advice in person. I love her attention to detail, and where she points out in the instructions where it’s important to be really precise.

I used self-cover buttons as I didn’t have anything that looked quite right. It was a bit fiddly trying to get the dots in the centre but a bit of fabric glue and perseverance worked a treat.

Lots more photos including my fitting journey and toiles are in my blog post:

So I Sew and Sow
Loved this pattern

As the title says I loved this pattern. This was my first attempt at sewing a blouse, so I had no previous experience with button holes, set in sleeves, or collars, but the instructions on this pattern made it really clear what I needed to do. That doesn’t mean I did it perfectly but I think the loose fit means it’s a quite forgiving pattern so my mistakes don’t seem very visible.

I’m a UK size 12-14 and made the size 5, there is plenty of ease in this pattern and I think it’s the bust measurement that you need to keep an eye on. I had read some reviews that said it didn’t need a full 2 metres of fabric, I probably had about 30cm left so if you are smaller you might be able to squeeze it out of a metre and a half. I also lengthen the bodice by 1.5 inches as I’m 5 7 with a longish torso.

My full review and pics are here


Great lose fitting blouse

This is the second version I've made of this blouse and it's such a great simple blouse to make.  I skipped through some of the instructions as they explain everything clearly for a beginner, but as this isn't the first blouse or shirt I've made I was confident to go ahead.  This doesn't have any darts and has a mandarin collar and also has elastic cuffs, so all of these combined mean that this can easily be sewn in a day.  I did make a 1" narrow shoulder adjustment and graded from a size 6 down to a size 4 after looking at the finished measurements.  I made this in a viscose so it has a lovely drape to it.  Full details and the blouse in action can be found in my January 2021 makes over on my YouTube channel Halesmooresewing:

My new blouse : The Blouse

This pattern was a love from first sight! I bought it since it was launched but I finally managed to sew it some days ago... I chose a double gause gray fabric with crowns that proved to be perfect for this project.
I am totally satisfied with the fitting. The only change I made is in sleeves... I prefered to insert a larger elastic not at the end of the sleeve but approx. 1.5 cm above it, so this frill is being created.
I highly recommend this pattern to beginner seamstresses as it doesn't have any darts or difficult sewing tecniques.
You can find a full review and more photos over at my blog
Happy Sewing,

I had a lot of issues with the fit

I've made loads of shirts, but this one that I wanted to love gave me all sorts of fit issues mostly around the chest (I'm not a FBA sewist). The instructions are fab and very very beginner friendly, so a great pattern to try if you've never made a shirt before and want to give it a go. Given that it doesn't have darts and is quite drapey I was surprised to have the issues that I did, maybe it's a one off. More info on my blog