Josie Blouse

Experimental Space

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Buy the Josie Blouse sewing pattern from Experimental Space. A trio of pretty pleats run over the shoulder and down into the sleeve. They then open up to a floaty bishop sleeve finishing with extended cuffs.

Fabric suggestions: A viscose, rayon, crepe, georgette, or any light to medium weight woven fabric with a nice drape.

Fabric requirements: Sizes Ava – Cara you will need 1.5m (of 55″/1.4m wide fabric), Sizes Dee – Gia you will need 2m (of 55″/1.4m wide fabric),

Notions: Fusible Interfacing: 35cm x 30cm, x6 3/8” (10mm) buttons.

Sizing: Ava – Gai, approx. UK 6-18. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Note: High bust: 31″, 33″, 35″, 37″, 39″, 41″, 43″. High bust should be used to get the best overall fit across your bust/shoulders. To get this measurement, run the tape measure around your body, directly under your underarms. There is enough ease in this pattern that if your full bust is up to 2.5″ larger than high bust you will not have to do any adjustments.

Download your free Josie Blouse Dress Hack Extension pattern pieces from Experimental Space, for the Josie Blouse Dress Hack here.

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

PDF pattern includes: layered function to choose your size before printing, A4 (print at home) PDF – 25 pages, US Letter (print at home) PDF, A0 (copy shop) PDF and Pattern instructions.

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Additional information

Fabric

Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF

PDF Printing

25 pages

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

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

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    5 out of 5 The Josie Blouse - Experimental Space

    rebeccasstitches

    I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for the Josie Blouse and its such a fab pattern with lovely details. It works best with drapey fabric, I used a light weight crepe for my version. Firstly the instructions are really clear and include diagrams showing you step by step the processes used, it came together as I would have expected, and I used the pdf version which has layering functionality, which I think makes pdfs much easier to use. There were some techniques I hadn’t used before such as inserting a sleeve vent and lap, the instructions and diagrams are clear, but I did find this tricky it being the first time I had attempted this and using slippery fabric. The Josie suggests choosing your size based on your High Bust measurement which is new for me, my High Bust is 37 inches so I went with this size and graded out to the next size up for my hips, as per the instructions. It fits really well.

    The blouse fits over the head, there are no fastenings such as a button or zip to insert. The features I love are the trio of pleats that run from the neck, over the shoulder and into the sleeve, and the bishop sleeves with extended cuffs. It looks lovely on and I’ve had lots of compliments when wearing it.

    I would definetly recommend the pattern, probably for an advanced beginner. But if you like it, I’d say give it a go even if you are a beginner, as the instructions are clear and I believe Andrea is planning a sew along to help with the more difficult areas of construction. And its such a beautiful blouse so don’t let experience stop you from sewing it. I can definetly see more of these in my wardrobe and already have another in the sewing queue.

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    5 out of 5 Beautiful Blouse

    solaurasews

    It’s all about the sleeves! The pleats on the shoulder to the top of the sleeve look so effective, then leading down to the bishops sleeves and extended cuffs… the sleeves are just dreamy!

    The enclosed seams are another lovely detail and the fit was great.

    I like that you can just print the size(s) you need for the PDF and the instructions are clear to follow. Definitely recommend!

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    5 out of 5 Beautiful pleated sleeve blouse

    Heidi.thompson

    The Josie Blouse is a beautiful top with a really well fitting bodice. I found the length to be absolutely perfect (I don’t like my tummy on show!) and it is a very flattering cut. The sleeves are stunning and a really interesting and unique feature to sew – and not difficult at all! I’m so happy with my blouses. 🙂

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    5 out of 5 A lovely blouse with beautiful details

    Jilly

    The Josie blouse is a very enjoyable sew. It’s designed for floaty fabrics so I chose a georgette for mine which worked well. It has unusual details such as the pleats and the floaty sleeves and deep cuffs. I’d highly recommend it. I will definitely be making more!

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    5 out of 5 Fabulous Sleeves

    Jenny

    I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for the blouse. The instructions which include diagrams are easy to follow. I love the style and already have 2 made up with plans for more. The sleeves are a lovely feature with pleats that run across the shoulder and down the lovely bishops sleeves. I also love the fact that the sleeves are finished with a nice deep cuff.

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    5 out of 5 Smart blouse, perfect for work

    EmmaB

    I was also a pattern tester for this pattern and I’ve made a couple of these now. They are lovely to wear. The shoulder detail and over sized cuffs at the end of the Bishop sleeve make it interesting and perfect for the warm spring days. I’ve been wearing it under a jacket on the cooler days.

    The diagrams in the instructions are really good, make the slightly more tricky parts of the construction so easy to follow.

    The pleats are worth taking your time over if you are using a Rayon or something unstable as they are matched with the same size pleats on the sleeve. I think you could make this in a Cotton lawn which may make perfecting the pleats a little easier and also lovely and light to wear if you aren’t confident working with really drapey fabric.

    Really love this as a staple item for your wardrobe

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    5 out of 5 Got to love a Bishop Sleeve

    cassiopeia.kelsall

    I was a pattern tester for the Josie and I’m on my 3rd one now – it’s absolutely gorgeous! The instructions are clear to follow from printing, cutting to building the garment. The sleeves are a lovely detail and add to the drama of the garment, perfect for work and a night out. Well done Andrea on a stunning pattern!

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    5 out of 5 Josie in London!

    @Chatterstitch

    I absolutely love this pattern! The thing which differentiates the Josie Blouse from all others are the amazing pleats which run from the neckline across the shoulder seam and down the sleeve to half way down the bicep. At this point the pleats open up to the most amazing bishop sleeve, before being nipped in to an elongated cuff fastened by three buttons. These are possibly the best sleeves I’ve ever seen!

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