1-Hour Blouse DIY Tutorial
Due to the number of pictures, please see tutorial after the jump.
Time: ~1 hour
- Existing blouse to pattern your top
- ~3/4 yard fabric - silky types drape well for this silhouette
1. You can really choose any kind of blouse, but the easiest versions are either sleeveless or a kimono-esque sleeve like the one below where the sleeve simply extends from the shoulder rather than getting attached to the shoulder as a secondary step.
2. Fold your shirt in half and align that fold with the fold in your fabric. Use your shirt as a template to cut out the front piece and back piece (more details below).
3.) The back piece can be cut exactly as laid out above and shown directly below.
4.) For the front piece, simply push the back collar inwards so you can get clear access to cut the neckline of the front.
5.) Now that you have the front and back cut out. Place the right sides together and pin at the shoulders. Sew each shoulder and each side. Try on and make any adjustments as necessary.
6.) Fold in your raw edges at the sleeves, collar, & hem and sew down.
What the sewn edges should look like
Questions? Please feel free to ask in the comments below or send me an email :)