Sewing Patterns - PDF downloads

The patterns displayed here are from my 'Pattern Puzzles' and 'Off-The-Rails' in my commercial studio. I persist in using industry seam allowances and make a point of including this information in each pattern pdf. If you go to my blog and members area you'll find posts for each of these designs covering history, development and pattern alterations. Enjoy :)

Boat Neck Tee Sizes 6-22 A0 (download)

This Boat Neck Tee has been a solid wardrobe favourite for me since the mid-1990's.  It's a classic cut that works well in plains and prints but my all-time favourite is to mix prints with plains for a quirky tee.
This tee-shirt was cut using my Womens Knit Block and performs best when cut in a two-way stretch (four-way stretch US) knit fabric.  If you're cutting with a one-way stretch (two-way stretch US) knit fabric I suggest you go up one size for a comfortable fit.

Boat Neck Tee Pattern - some inspiration for your own Boat Neck Tee's.

Sleeve Pattern Alterations - Boat Neck Tee - pattern making instructions for short and long sleeves for the Boat Neck Tee.

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for Black and White Plan Print and printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More sewing patterns are being developed, as you read this description, so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Tee-Shirt Features:

The Boat Neck Tee-shirt has a slim fit with a three-quarter sleeve and boat neckline.  There is a neck bind pattern piece included in the pattern that can be sewn as an inside or outside bind depending on the final look you'd like for your tee-shirt.  

The three-quarter sleeve can be easily altered to a short sleeve for the summer season and a full length sleeve for the winter season.  There is a blog post to describe how I would make these changes.  Sleeve Pattern Alterations - Boat Neck Tee

The back length for this tee is a between 58-60cm and sits just above the hip line.  You'll notice the front pattern has a slight drop toward the centre front to allow for bust rise.  This means when you wear the tee-shirt it will appear level at the front hemline.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.  I always recommend making a sample or toile garment in calico before cutting your precious and final fabric.  The bust measurement on the pattern has 5 cm negative ease compared to the size chart.  This is usual for stretch patterns.  If you'd prefer a looser fit in your tee-shirt, then using a pattern that is one size up from your body measurements should give you a more relaxed fit.

Take a little time to select the knit fabric you use for cutting your first sample.  I strongly recommend that you use a two-way stretch (four-way stretch US) knit fabric to get the best fit out of this pattern.  If you're planning on using a one-way stretch (two-way stretch US) knit then I'd like to suggest you go up one size to achieve a comfortable fit. 

If you're planning on cutting my favourite style of tee and intend to combine a print with a plain, then do your best to make sure both fabrics have the same behaviour so they work well together.  And one of my favourite outfit combinations with this tee-shirt is my Drape Tube Skirt or the Morticia Skirt.
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Boat Neck Tee Sizes 6-22 A0 (download)




Drape Back Tunic PDF A4/letter (download)

The Drape Back Tunic is the simplest of patterns with the most stylish outcome.  It's a one-piece pattern with one size only and very clear markings to alter the generous fit of this tunic.  Cut in a jersey, I easily fit this little gem on my size 20 dummy in the workroom.  And at the same time I wear my own jersey tunics regularly with skinny jeans, leggings or a pencil skirt.  This PDF has one size only with a 1 Pair cut for the complete garment and some volume and length alteration instructions included in the pattern.  You'll be able to moderate the amount of fullness in your garment according to your own taste.  You can checkout the Pattern Puzzle post about this design on the blog:

Pattern Puzzle - Drape Back Dress

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More of the Pattern Puzzle designs are being developed into sewing patterns, as we speak, so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Tunic features:

This drape back tunic is best cut in a light, drapey, one-way stretch knit fabric.  The seam allowances are generous at 1.25cm (½") so there is enough fabric to finish the neckline and armholes.  The wider seam allowance will also be useful if you cut this tunic in woven fabrics (e.g. light weight cotton voile, light silks and some rayons).  It's home and industry ready with a flexible fit that makes it so easy to wear. This product is for personal and home use only.  The Drape Back Tunic or Dress length.  Choose your fabrics carefully!  Cotton voile will fit up to size 12 without any issues.  Cut in knit fabric, it can fit up to size 20!

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your fabric for this elegant tunic.  I'd recommend soft drape knits for your first sample.  That could be either one or two-way stretch knits although the elastane found in two-way stretch is not needed in this design.  And I did have some success using a light cotton voile keeping in mind a petticoat would be needed.  And I'm just dying to try it out in a silk crepe de chine!  Check out the blog post to see the voile sample:  Pattern Puzzle - Drape Back Dress 

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)

Drape Back Tunic PDF A4/letter (download)




Drape Gather Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)

The Drape Gather Skirt is a favourite design from my Drape Skirt Patterns workshop and has been proven through the sales and production process in the fashion industry.  Here it has been graded in sizes 6-22 to match the size chart you'll find on this website.

This is one of my favourite drape skirt patterns and I've made it for both summer and winter, with and without lining.  For your first sample, I suggest you try to make an unlined version in a summer, medium weight fabric.  When you have perfected the pattern and fit you'll be able to be more adventurous and try the lined version.

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for Black and White Plan Print and printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More sewing patterns are being developed, as you read this description, so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Skirt features:

I've cut this skirt for a snug fitting to make the most of the gathered drape around the hips.  I've allowed 2cm garment ease on the hip and strongly recommend you use a stretch lining to ensure you can make the most out of the bias cut in wearing.  It has only two main pattern pieces for the shell of the skirt: a centre front panel cut on the straight grain and a side/back panel that's cut on the bias and includes a fishtail flare on the centre back seam.  It has a strap waistband and centre back zip fastening.  A zip guard pattern has been included for the best possible finish in your tailored skirt.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for body hugging garment with a minimum of garment ease depending on your fabric choice.  When you check the measurements on the size you have selected you're looking for your hip measurement plus 2cm garment ease.

You'll find both fabric usage instructions and garment measurements for all sizes on the actual pattern printout.  Keep an eye out for blog posts in my FREE members area for cutting and sewing instructions.  

Drape Gather Skirt - Laying Up and Cutting Out  

Drape Gather Skirt - Sewing Instructions

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.  I always recommend making a sample or toile garment in calico before cutting your precious and final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)


Drape Gather Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)




Drape Tube Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter PDF (download)

The Drape Tube Skirt has to be one of the easiest skirts I have hanging in my wardrobe.  So easy to wear and wash and never iron then to top it off the fit and shape of the skirt is forever flattering.  This PDF has all sizes included (6-22) and some design alteration instructions included in the pattern.  You'll be able to moderate the amount of drape in the back of the skirt according to your own taste.  You can checkout some detail about this design on the blog:

Making my Drape Tube Skirt - Sewing Instructions

Pattern Puzzle - Drape Tube Skirt

First Sample - Drape Tube Skirt

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More of the Pattern Puzzle designs are being developed as we speak so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Skirt features:

This drape skirt is best cut in a double knit PONTI with an elastane content (lycra, spandex) for good recovery.  The seam allowances are 1cm (⅜") on the centre front and back seams with 0.7cm (¼") on the waistline for the self bind and elastic.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for body hugging garment with a negative ease of 5-10% depending on your fabric choice.  When you check the measurements on the size you have selected you're looking for your body measurements minus 4-10cm approx.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)

Drape Tube Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter PDF (download)




Hip Twist Top Sizes XS-XXL A4/letter (download)

The Hip Twist Top has been a favourite Pattern Puzzle post for many years.  This sewing pattern has a more relaxed fit than the original blog post.  It is based on an oversized tee-shirt pattern that I have been using for many years.  You'll find the original blog post here:  Pattern Puzzle - Hip twist Top

The pattern and the design suits two-way stretch knits best, where the fabric has some elastane (Lycra, Spandex) content.  The design has the twist placed in the high hip area with an option to add extra length if you prefer a longer top.  If you're cutting with a one-way stretch (two-way stretch US) knit fabric it's possible that you won't necessarily get the same soft drape around the high hip area.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.  A0 and Plotter size print documents will be made available very soon.

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THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Hip Twist Top Features:

Imagine your most comfy tee-shirt you own then add a quirky twist detail.  The pattern as downloaded finishes around the mid to high hip level with a soft blouson effect in the high hip area.  There are specific length alteration lines printed on the pattern for anyone that would like to make a longer style tee-shirt.  The sleeve length is mid-bicep and could be lengthen should you desire it.  The back length for this tee is a between 60-67cm and sits just above the hip line. 

You'll find a dedicated blog post with sewing instructions here:  Hip Twist Top - Sewing Instructions

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size charts.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.  I always recommend making a sample or toile garment in calico before cutting your precious and final fabric.  The bust measurement on the pattern has a great deal of ease compared to the size chart.  If you'd prefer a tighter fit in your Hip Twist top, then using a pattern that is one or two sizes up from your body measurements should give you a closer fit.

Take a little time to select the knit fabric you use for cutting your first sample.  I strongly recommend that you use a two-way stretch (four-way stretch US) knit fabric to get the best fit out of this pattern.  If you're planning on using a one-way stretch (two-way stretch US) knit then I'd like to suggest you go up one size to achieve a comfortable fit. If you're planning on cutting my favourite style of tee and intend to combine a print with a plain, then do your best to make sure both fabrics have the same behaviour so they work well together.  And one of my favourite outfit combinations with this tee-shirt is my Drape Tube Skirt or the Pencil Skirt.
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Hip Twist Top Sizes XS-XXL A4/letter (download)




Japan Skirt Sewing Pattern Sizes 6-22 A0 (download)

The Japan Skirt has it's origins in Japanese folk costume.  It's based on a simple rectangle of fabric, wrapped around the waist.  In this case I've finessed the fit on the waist by including a dart shape in the zip/drape seam.  Even with this dart you'll find the waist of the skirt is positioned in the low waist area, and is not a tight fit.  It will sit much like a sarong tied around the waist.

It can be cut in a variety of fabrics, both woven and knit.  The size pattern you choose should be 2-4cm (3/4-1 5/8") larger than your hip measurement.  If using stretch fabric, the skirt pattern size you use should be the same as your hip measurement or smaller, depending on how much stretch you have in your fabric.

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

More of the Pattern Puzzle designs are being developed as we speak so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Skirt features:

This Japanese style folk inspired skirt has a low waist fit with a single zip/dart seam, that also forms the drape at the front of the skirt.  The drape can be placed at the centre front of the body or just off-centre.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for comfortable fit with the usual garment ease (+4cm).  There is the option of cutting the skirt with a level or asymmetric hem.  Notes are included on the pattern for these two different cuts.

The comfortable fit on the waist can be altered by the addition of darts or elastic at the back waist.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)


Japan Skirt Sewing Pattern Sizes 6-22 A0 (download)




Morticia Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)

The Morticia Skirt has been one of my favourite skirt styles since childhood, and my long time fascination with The Addams Family.  This method of making that style of skirt is simplicity in itself.  The pattern has three different lengths so that you can cut this fantastic skirt for any event.  The waistline is finished with a facing (with fusible interlining), and I’ve included a zip guard for a secure, quality finish. 

The fit of the Morticia Skirt is snug, to emphasise that ‘hip hugging’ look so popular with these skirt designs.  I’ve left a minimum of 2cm (3/4”) garment ease on the hip measurement in each size, suited for woven fabric.  The PDF print document includes the sewing pattern in all nine sizes, a Size Chart, Fabric Usage Chart, Pattern Measurement Chart, Lay-plans and Making Instructions.  It is available in both A0 and A4/letter print sizes.  You select your print size in the dropdown box at the end of the page.

Keep in mind that it’s very easy to alter the fit of this skirt if you’re not careful when sewing your seam allowances.  There are eight panels and nine seams.  One millimetre difference in the stitching of the seam allowance will change the fit of the skirt by almost half a size.  In contrast, I’ve been generous with the garment ease on the waistline.  There is around 3-4cm (1 1/4”-1 5/8”) garment ease on the waist and facing fit.  If you have a smaller than average waist, please check your measurements against the pattern before cutting and sewing so you can make the best alteration to suit your body type. You can checkout some detail about this design on my blog posts:

Pattern Puzzle - The Morticia Skirt 

Morticia Skirt Pattern

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More of the Pattern Puzzle designs are being developed as we speak so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Skirt features:

The Morticia Skirt is a multi-panel skirt with body-conscious fit from waist to hip, through to the mid-thigh, before flaring out toward maxi length.  This pattern is designed, sized and cut for woven fabric.  If you fancy tying it in a stretch knit fabric (ponti or double knit would be best), remember to cut a smaller size with negative ease of 4-6cm (1 ⅝"- 2 ⅜").  And instead of adding a facing to the waist, I'd suggest a narrow bind on the waist, with elastic for good recovery.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for body hugging garment with a minimum of garment ease (2cm/3/4").  When you check the measurements of the pattern, on the size you have selected, you're looking for your body measurement plus 2cm (¾") garment ease.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart, that's also printed on the pattern.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)

Morticia Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)




Pencil Skirt Pattern (Lining) - Sizes 6-22 A4 letter (download)

This Pencil Skirt has been a constant item in my wardrobe, for over 35 years.  Use quality fabric and this garment could be with you for the longest time.  The epitome of sustainable fashion.  The sewing pattern included lining patterns so you can make either a summer or winter pencil skirt.

This skirt design has front and back waist darts, a strap waistband, zip guard, tapered side seams and a walking vent.  Also included are the lining patterns, so you can make both summer and winter skirts.

The print document includes the sewing pattern in all nine sizes (with lining patterns), a Size Chart, Fabric Usage Chart, Pattern Measurement Chart, Lay-plans and Making Instructions.  You'll find sewing instructions in a post in the 'well-suited' blog.

Pencil Skirt Pattern Sewing Instructions

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for Black and White Plan Print and printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

Skirt Features:

This Pencil Skirt design is intended for woven fabric and the hip measurement in the sewing pattern has extra for garment ease. This skirt has front and back waist darts, a strap waistband, zip guard, tapered side seams and a walking vent.  Also included are the lining patterns, so you can make both summer and winter skirts.

These particular amounts of garment ease were selected to push a particular look into the skirt design. I've pinched the waist in by 1 cm (3/8") and added 1 cm (3/8") to the hip measurement. The waist measurement has 3cm garment ease.  The hip measurement has 5-6cm garment ease.  Lining patterns are always larger than the garment they fit into.

Where do I start:

Using your hip measurement, select the size closest to your body measurement, from the size chart provided.  This skirt design is intended for woven fabric and the hip measurement has extra for garment ease.  If you prefer a tighter fit, or are using fabric with stretch, you will need to take that into account when choosing the best size for making your pencil skirt.

I always like to recommend that you test this pattern on inexpensive fabric before cutting into your final cloth. And it's a good idea to make an inlined skirt before trying out a fully lined skirt.  Cut your closest size, using a fabric similar to your final fabric, for your first fitting and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you'll be ready to cut in your final fabric with lining.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Pencil Skirt Pattern (Lining) - Sizes 6-22 A4 letter (download)




The Patent Blouse Sizes XS-XXL A4/letter (download)

The Patent Blouse started with my own interest in clothing from the early 20th century, i.e. clothing registered with the US Patent Office.  My fascination grew with the discovery of so many one-piece patterns from the same period, and my own desire to produce creative pattern shapes.
 
This pattern has been tested and perfected with at least 4-6 samples and you’ll find much of that information on my website blog: ‘well-suited’.  Go to the website and search for ‘Patent Blouse’.   My favourite combination skirt with this top is my Drape Tube Skirt.

It’s important that you cut your Patent Blouse from two-way (four-way in the US) stretch knit with a soft drapey quality and some elastane ( Lycra and Spandex) content.  I’ve tried to make it with one-way (two-way in the US) stretch and the results are not so fabulous.  My favourite fabrics for this top are wool/elastane and viscose/elastane.

You’ll need to use stretch stitch types when you’re sewing.  If you don’t have one of the more sophisticated overlockers you can simply make this blouse with a zigzag stitch that you’ll find on most domestics sewing machines.

The print document includes the sewing pattern in all six sizes, a Size Chart, Fabric Usage Chart, Pattern Measurement Chart, Lay-plans and Making Instructions,

Pattern Puzzle - The Patent Blouse - The original Pattern Puzzle post.

THE PATENT BLOUSE - First Sample!  Detail on the pattern development process for the Patent Blouse.

Sewing Instructions for The Patent Blouse - Step-by-step sewing instructions for your Patent Blouse.

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More of the Pattern Puzzle designs are being developed as we speak so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Blouse features:

The Patent Blouse is a one-piece pattern with an unusual fitting.  The best fabrics for this pattern are two-way (four-way in the US) stretch knits with an elastane (Lycra/Spandex) content.  The centre front and neckline are on the same line creating a wonderful soft drape around the neckline.  I've included a 5cm (2") fold-back along this line to add weight to the neckline and drape.  The armholes are located on the same seam that runs through the back of the blouse and connects to the centre back seam. 

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for loose fit top that finishes at the high hip level. You'll find a pattern measurement chart on the printed pattern, that you can use to confirm the size you have selected will fit how you like it.  When you check the measurements of the pattern, on the size you have selected, you're looking for something really close to your body measurement.  Because you'll be cutting in a two-way stretch knit, a fitting close to your body measurements should be the best.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this blouse to your own bust measurement.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart, that's also printed on the pattern.  Cut your closest size, using a fabric similar to your final fabric, for your first fitting and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you'll be ready to cut in your final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)

The Patent Blouse Sizes XS-XXL A4/letter (download)



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