Vikisews Cynthia 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 Cynthia Blouse sewing pattern from Vikisews. Cynthia is an oversized loose fit blouse. The back yoke is lined and forms part of the front panels. There’s an inverted box pleat at the back. It has a classic collar with stand and a centre front placket with buttonholes. It features a dropped shoulder and a long shirt sleeve which has pleats and a slit at the bottom and is finished with a buttoned cuff. The hem is uneven, being higher at the front and longer at the back. The length of this blouse is mid-thigh.

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: Shirting, dress weight cotton, linen, poplin, lightweight denim, cupro, viscose, modal, babycord.

The blouse in the photos is made with shirting fabric. This fabric is medium weight, soft, has good drape and very little stretch. The fibre content is 100% cotton.

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

Main: 140 cm wide fabric, with a directional print: 1.73 – 2.25 m // 110 cm wide fabric, with a directional print, cut in two stages: 2.36 – 2.85 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.


– Lightweight fusible woven or knit interfacing, 140 cm wide, 70 – 85 cm
– 13 buttons, 0.7 cm diameter
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (30 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (30 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Sophisticated Simplicity

I often look for sewing patterns that will enable me to replace my well-loved and well-worn fast fashion pieces with me-made versions; this shirt pattern is one of them.  I have a linen shirt, bright yellow and oversized, which I live in for most of the summer.  It’s perfect slung over a vest top and shorts, with jeans or as a coverup at the beach.  

The Cynthia shirt pattern delivers it all!  It’s a simple shirt with beautiful details, like the volume at the cuff, made with 3 large pleats, the two-button cuff, and the inverted pleat in the back.  Simplicity wins the day, but I couldn’t help playing with stripes to give the shirt a subtle style edge.  I cut the cuffs, the sleeve placket and the back yoke on the cross grain so the stripes were horizontal on those pieces, which contrasted beautifully with the horizontal stripes of the bodice and sleeves. 

The construction was straightforward, and the instructions were clear.  I found the sleeve placket instructions challenging to understand, but that might have more to do with it being a new process; even though I’ve made a few shirts now, this is the first proper sleeve placket and cuff I’ve constructed.  I didn’t make any adjustments; I’m 5′ 9″ and cut size 38 in height 3.

The only issue was with the pictures, where it was difficult to distinguish the right side of the fabric or what had been interfaced. I guess that can be the downside to using pictures instead of diagrams.

Made with an Indian block print cotton lawn, it gives a great shape to the shirt details. I’m looking forward to returning to this pattern again for a linen version and maybe a cropped version for next summer

Happy stitching🪡 from Long Lane