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