Camas Blouse

Thread Theory



Buy the Camas Blouse sewing pattern from Thread Theory. Enjoy the unrestricted comfort of a t-shirt and the put together elegance of a blouse. This blouse is designed to be COMFORTABLE and can be sewn in knits or stretch fabrics. It features shoulder and back yokes, elegant gathering, and a flattering curved v-shaped neckline placket.

The gathers create a flattering shape that is loose enough to float over the body rather than cling to it. The delicately curved hem can be tucked into trousers and skirts or can be left loose to float over skinny jeans. The slim sleeves end just below the elbow to create the perfect multi-season blouse. Instructions detail how to create a variety of closures – learn how to add buttonholes to a knit placket, add snaps, or create a pull over blouse and skip button holes entirely. Fabric requirements are included for both a colour-blocked blouse and a blouse made from one fabric.

Fabric suggestions: Lightweight knits or stretch fabrics with considerable drape. Great choices include stretch silk, stretch chiffon, jersey, cotton knits, bamboo knits or rayon knit blends.

Fabric requirements (for blouse cut from one fabric): 115 cm/45″ wide fabric: sizes 0-8, 1.7 m/1.8 yards; sizes 10-18, 1.8 m/2 yards // 150 cm/60″ wide fabric: sizes 0-8, 1.3 m/1.4 yards; sizes 10-18, 1.4 m/1.5 yards.

Sizing: US 0 – 18 (approx. UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Five snaps or five 1/2″ (1.3 cm) shirt buttons; 0.9 m/1.0 yards lightweight knit interfacing (51 cm/20″ wide).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF formats. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: A detailed instruction booklet containing step-by-step instructions and diagrams; a print-at-home PDF pattern on 20 pages (suitable for both letter and A4 size paper); a print shop PDF pattern suitable for 36″ wide roll feed printers; a print shop PDF pattern suitable for A0 paper.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, 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

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PDF Printing

20 pages

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    Size cut: 6

    Alterations: I did have some trouble with the placket. It turned out too short. I didn’t want to cut and interface two more plackets, so I sewed a loose stitch and gathered on each side of the blouse to make the placket extend 5/8. I don’t think it’s super obvious. I also took in the sleeve at the bottom by an inch-ish.

    Fabric Type: Light jersey knit and suede-ish woven

    How it went: It’s cute, and I’ll make it again. Probably in a size down.

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    This blouse has a number of variations. It can be made in knit and woven fabrics and you can choose to use button closures or not. I was attracted to the yoke detailing and ruched shoulders as well as the simple neckband.
    I chose to make a version in a knit fabric first, and followed up with a woven version. I didn’t alter the pattern for the woven version as I felt that there was plenty of room in my knit one (I cut a size 10 both times based on my measurements, which is also my UK high street size but I know not necessarily meaning the same thing!).
    My knit version was made in two contrasting lightweight cotton jerseys. My woven version was made in a crepe with a georgette contrast yoke. By doubling up the fabric (as per instructions) you can’t really see the difference in the two woven fabrics so I’m not sure this was a success, and I did have to use french seams for the georgette!
    This is has a straightforward construction, though for the shoulders you really need to pay attention to the diagrams and keep track of wrong sides/right sides. The neckband also requires a little more thought and I really used the online sewalong for this a lot. I do think it is a little bulky too so for me I’m still undecided on this. The good news is the sleeves are set in with a lay flat method which really is easy.
    I did alter the back a little, using box pleats rather than gathers.
    Full details and more pictures on the blog at

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    This was a fantastic pattern, I’ve made it in a viscose cotton with some give and a brushed plaid cotton with zero stretch.

    In both cases I cut the sleeves on the bias since i wasn’t sure how this would work with my fabric choices – this worked well. I found when I used interfacing on the placket it warped a little and wouldn’t lie flat when I sewed on the placket lining (so only one of my blouses has an interfaced placket) – this may have been as much down to my skill and the nature of viscose however and interfacing is only suggested but not an enforced instruction. I’ve also used navy piping on the viscose just to make it pop a little.

    The instructions are really clear however there is a bonus sew along on the Thread Theory website if you do get stuck at any point – I just kept confusing myself trying to attach the placket lining! I loved the finished fit and look of these, I cut for a UK10 with no problems.

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