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butterfly blouse + skirt sewing pattern

butterfly blouse + skirt sewing pattern
Price: $16.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS051BB
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Sew this blouse with either a ruffled sleeve or a cap sleeve. The blouse features a back keyhole opening with button closure and a subtle peplum with gathers at the front. The skirt is a simple pull-on A-line skirt with front pleats and an elasticized back waist.

 

butterfly blouse + skirt sewing pattern
  • Description

    Sew this cute little blouse with either a ruffled sleeve or a sweet cap sleeve. The blouse features a back keyhole opening with button closure and a subtle peplum with gathers at the front. The skirt is a simple pull-on A-line skirt with front pleats and an elasticized back waist.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: bias binding, gathering, set-in sleeve.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.

    Notions

    Blouse: Coordinating thread, one 1/2" button, and featherweight fusible interfacing.
    Skirt: Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing, and 1/2 yard of 3/4" elastic.

    butterfly blouse + skirt sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A, 44" Fabric 1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    View B, 44" Fabric 1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    1
    yard
    Skirt, 44" Fabric 1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    Skirt, 58" Fabric 1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard

     

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A, 44" Fabric 1 1/4
    yard
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    Skirt, 44" Fabric 3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    Skirt, 58" Fabric 3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard

     

    Finished Measurements

    6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Chest 20 1/4" 21 1/4" 22 1/4" 23 1/4" 24 1/4" 25 1/4"
    Length, Views A + B * 11" 12" 12 3/4" 13 3/4" 14 1/2" 15 1/2"
    Skirt Length 10" 10 1/2" 10 3/4" 11" 11 1/2" 12 1/4"

     

    5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 26 1/4" 27 1/4" 28 1/2" 29 1/12" 30 1/2" 31 1/2"
    Length, Views A + B * 16 1/4" 17" 18 1/4" 19" 20" 21"
    Skirt Length 13" 13 3/4" 14 1/2" 15 1/4" 16" 16 3/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck

     

  • English System
    Size Chest
    (in)
    Waist
    (in)
    Hip
    (in)
    Height
    (in)
    Weight
    (lbs)
    6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
    12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
    18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
    2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
    3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
    4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
    5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
    6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
    7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
    8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72
    10 28 24 30 54-56 73-77
    12 29 25 31 ½ 56-58 78-82

     

    Metric System
    Size Chest
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hip
    (cm)
    Height
    (cm)
    Weight
    (kg)
    6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
    12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
    18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
    2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
    3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
    4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
    5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
    6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
    7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
    8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
    10 71 61 76 137-142 33-35
    12 74 64 80 142-147 35-37

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 16 reviews

    Pure magic
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/13/2016
    I bought the PDF Butterfly blouse & skirt. I could make the skirt all day, every day. So easy and quick. The blouse is equally easy; very clear instructions and simple to alter to your own taste. I made both the gathered & cap sleeve. I will insert a different sleeve from another pattern the next time I make it, just because its what I prefer, but that's the magic of O&S patterns: easy, clear instructions and flexibility for more experienced seamstresses to improve upon a proven model. Than you for revolutionizing patterns & homemade style!
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    Cute Spring Outfit
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/11/2016
    I have enjoyed making three of the skirts and three of the blouses. My daughter loves them and has asked to wear them repeatedly. For the blouse, I think it was not necessary to have the back blouse pattern be split into two pieces. Just added more work and because the back did not gather at all, I didn't see the need. Having said that, I think it would have been nice if the back did gather!
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    Butterfly Blouse A+
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/08/2016
    Made the butterfly blouse in a size 3 for my granddaughter! The directions were easy to follow! I will make more blouses for her since it was such a great fit. I absolutely love all of oliver + s patterns. I have all but 2 of them! Thanks!
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    Love the pattern
    Reviewed by on 04/05/2016
    I made the butterfly blouse and skirt for my granddaughter. The sizing was right on with the pattern sizing guide. The directions were clear and it came together very well. Of course she looked sweet as could be in her new outfit.
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    Skirt only... So far.
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/25/2016
    So easy! I've made three of these skirts for my daughter so far.

    Very new sewer and found the instructions super-easy. Especially compared to other brands.

    Also loved that I could have the full size pattern printed out from the electronic version. As my daughter goes up sizes, I can cut out the pattern for the next size up each time.
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    Novice sewer
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/30/2015
    I bought my first sewing machine 5 months ago and completed several simple projects before diving into making clothing for my daughter. A friend of mine recommended that I start with O&S patterns and I am so glad I did. This blouse was the first piece of clothing I made. I felt the directions were very detailed and was a fairly simple item to make by myself, which is what I needed as a novice sewer. The blouse turned out beautiful and I bought several more patterns. I know the price is a bit higher than most patterns I've seen, but you get so much education from the directions and info they provide. Also, the end product is beautiful. I highly recommend these patterns for new and experienced sewers.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Butterfly blouse
    Reviewed by on 11/05/2015
    I absolutely love this top, such a simple pattern to follow with some lovely tips along the way. I love it so much I've made two in a week! The finished top looks so professional and it's really fun to choose a fabric completely different to the same old things in the shops.
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    The cap sleeve is to die for!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/28/2015
    The sweetest top ever. This goes together so easily and includes wonderful tips and diagrams. I live in a very torrid climate so plan to make many more.

    The shape of the cap sleeve is so sweet and fits together so well in the armscye that I found I didn't need to put in any easing stitches (although I would still recommend it if you're inexperienced in sewing together two differently shaped pieces).

    I also used a very small pony tail holder (can't remember where I saw that tip) for the button loop in the back.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Such a sweet blouse, finishes beautifully
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/24/2015
    I loved sewing this blouse and I loved how it turned out. It is simple in many ways, but the details make it special, especially in the right fabric. I haven't tried the skirt yet. Photos of mine on my 11 month old are on my blog here: http://www.crozette.com/2015/07/butterfly-blouse-and-bubble-shorts.html
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    Cute
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/20/2015
    Very cute little outfit, easy to make, easy to print and stick together, the skirt is super easy and I have al lready whipped up several for my four girls. The blouse is very cute and I have plans to make more. This is my first Oliver + S pattern but will not be my last, thank you for a great every day basic outfit builder!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Butterfly blouse and skirt
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/04/2015
    I made the size 3T. The skirt was fast and easy and turned out well. I give it 5 stars.

    I have to give the blouse 3 stars due to the bias facings on the frilled sleeves. I had to draft front and back armhole facings to not have puckers around the armholes. I've drafted front and back neckline facings as well. Next time I'll make the cap sleeve version and use my neckline facings. Since I shouldn't have to draft extra pattern pieces to get a good result, I give the blouse 3 stars. The two pieces average out to 4 stars.
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    O+S Butterfly Blouse & Skirt
    Reviewed by on 07/02/2015
    I made the skirt in a bold floral in just a couple of hours from tracing the size 4 to inserting the elastic in the back waistband. The front pleats were easy and make an elegant statement. I used buttonhole elastic to ensure a good fit as I was sewing the set as a gift for a friend's child.

    The blouse is a feminine delight to sew. I used a light batiste and added French lace to the hem and sleeve edges. As with all the Oliver+S patterns, the instructions were complete, very informative, and easy to follow. The result was a very charming outfit that fit well and that thrilled the recipient and her family.

    I will be making more of these!
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    Gorgeous!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/25/2015
    I made the Butterfly Skirt ... and then I made 3 more! It is such an easy skirt to make, but doesn't look simple when worn. The instructions are so clear, you will be whipping up these in no time at all ... and this from a beginner-ish sewer. I'm really looking forward to making the shirt next.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Beautiful Butterfly!
    Reviewed by on 06/14/2015
    Thank you Liesl, for another beautifully put together pattern! The instructions are just so well written, nicely illustrated and the pattern is so very flattering on my small one. A beautiful layering top and skirt for winter and a light and breezy outfit for summer - what more could you want? Thank you again!
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    Butterfly Blouse
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/12/2015
    I love this top. Also made in a size 3, it was easy to sew and looks so cute with shorts. I will be making more of these. Thanks Liesl :)
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Butterfly Blouse
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/11/2015
    I made the blouse in a size 3. The digital pattern was easy to put together and the blouse was easy to sew. It was very cute on my little 3 year old!
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