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breezy blouse sewing pattern

breezy blouse sewing pattern
Price: $12.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC027BB
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This easy-to-sew and easy-to-wear pull-on, loose-fitting, sleeveless blouse features a keyhole back opening, side panels to provide a contrast fabric option, darts for shaping, and separate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cups to enhance fit. The pattern eliminates side seams for a fun and unusual take on a slightly boxy top, and it has a gentle shaped hem and bias facings at the neck and arms.

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breezy blouse sewing pattern
  • Description

    This easy-to-sew and easy-to-wear pull-on, loose-fitting, sleeveless blouse features a keyhole back opening, side panels to provide a contrast fabric option, darts for shaping, and separate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cups to enhance fit. The pattern eliminates side seams for a fun and unusual take on a slightly boxy top, and it has a gentle shaped hem and bias facings at the neck and arms. This is a great pattern to showcase a favorite fabric.

    Suggested Fabrics

    This pattern works best with drapey woven fabrics such as silk, loosely woven cottons, double gauze, linen, rayon, and crepe. Pair two different fabrics for the front/back and side panels.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, one 3/8" button, featherweight fusible interfacing.

    Breezy Blouse

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Fabric A*, 44" 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    Fabric A*, 58" 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    Fabric B**, 44" 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
    Fabric B**, 58" 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Fabric A*, 44" 1 yard 1 yard 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    Fabric A*, 58" 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    Fabric B**, 44" 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    Fabric B**, 58" 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard

    * Front and back panels and keyhole facing.
    ** Side panels and bias neck and armhole facings.

     

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Bust, A/B Cup* 33 1/4" 34 1/4" 35 1/4" 36 1/4" 37 1/4" 38 1/4"
    Bust, C Cup* 34 1/4" 35 1/4" 36 1/4" 37 1/4" 38 1/4" 39 1/4"
    Bust, D Cup* 35 1/4" 36 1/4" 37 1/4" 38 1/4" 39 1/4" 40 1/4"
    Sweep, A/B Cup** 34 1/2" 35 1/2" 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2"
    Sweep, C Cup** 35 1/2" 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2" 40 1/2"
    Sweep, D Cup** 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2"
    Length, A/B Cup*** 24" 24 1/4" 24 3/4" 25" 25 1/4" 25 1/2"
    Length, C Cup*** 24 1/4" 24 1/2" 25" 25 1/4" 25 1/2" 25 3/4"
    Length, D Cup*** 24 1/2" 24 3/4" 25 1/4" 25 1/2" 25 3/4" 26"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Bust, A/B Cup* 39 3/4" 41 1/4" 43 1/4" 45 1/4" 47 1/4"
    Bust, C Cup* 40 3/4" 42 1/4" 44 1/4" 46 1/4" 48 1/4"
    Bust, D Cup* 41 3/4" 43 1/4" 45 1/4" 47 1/4" 49 1/4"
    Sweep, A/B Cup** 41" 42 1/2" 44 1/2" 46 1/2" 48 1/2"
    Sweep, C Cup** 42" 43 1/2" 45 1/2" 47 1/2" 49 1/2"
    Sweep, D Cup** 43 44 1/2" 46 1/2" 48 1/2" 50 1/2"
    Length, A/B Cup*** 25 3/4" 26 1/4" 26 1/2" 26 3/4" 27"
    Length, C Cup*** 26" 26 1/2" 26 3/4" 27" 27 1/4"
    Length, D Cup*** 26 1/4" 26 3/4" 27" 27 1/4" 27 1/2"

    * To determine cup size, subtract upper bust measurement from full bust measurement. Up to 2" difference = A/B cup, 3" = C cup, 4" = D cup.
    ** Measured at hem.
    *** Measured from shoulder at neck.

     

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Waist
    (in.)
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 48 1/2"

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 89
    2 85 66 92
    4 88 69 94
    6 90 71 97
    8 93 74 99
    10 95 76 102
    12 99 80 106
    14 103 84 109
    16 107 88 113
    18 112 93 118
    20 117 98 123

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 7 reviews

    Excellent fit!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/24/2019
    In case this is useful: my measurements 46 inch bust, 41 inch waist, with narrow shoulders and a bit of 'laptop slouch' happening (forward shoulders, high round back). This is a dreamy summer blouse. I recklessly made it in an expensive liberty lawn print after my making standard pattern adjustments (Full bust adjustment, slightly narrow the front neckline), and it fits well and looks completely gorgeous. The pattern instructions are clear, and I love the result. I especially love the fit over the back and shoulders. I'm going to make TONS of these, for casual and for work. It's such a nice thing to wear when it's hot, and it doesn't take long to make something really special. Next time I will give myself a tad more room at the waist (I will probably slash and spread the side panels just half an inch from the bottom up, not messing with the gorgeous, perfect, non-gaping armhole) because this fitted right through my body and therefore touches my belly when I sit. I will probably adjust the neckline for some - bigger scoops, maybe even drafting a v-neck and a facing... now I've found such a well-fitting woven shell I think I'll be making variations of it forever!
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    Perfect simple top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/20/2019
    I love this top. The directions are great - be sure to read them before starting (hint - beware of narrow seam allowances at neck and arm before snipping notches). It was easy to make it fit using smaller size in upper bust and C cup and larger size below armhole. The bindings and keyhole opening make it look as nice on the inside as it does on the outside. I made mine in chambray lawn, and have purchased a striped rayon fabric to make another that will highlight the style lines.
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    jackie
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/07/2019
    loved this pattern. Clear instructions which are easy to follow. Have made 2 versions, one in satin for a bridesmaid and one in cotton. loved them both.
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    Great pattern and clear instructions
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/29/2019
    It is a great pattern. Easy to follow instructions. I did my first keyhole back opening and it worked well due to cristal clear instructions. I made one blouse (linen) and a second garment is in progress (cotton). I have widened the armholes for the second project (a typical adjustment I do). I made size 8C at the top, my hips need a 10, to which I adjusted the pattern. As I am small (1.59m), I had to shorten the length by 7-8 cm (this is also a typical adjustment), for which I used the line indicated in the pattern. The blouse is very comfy. Recommended the pattern to a friend.
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    Fun to sew!
    Reviewed by on 06/16/2019
    I made a size 10 with C cup and was very happy with the fit. It went together very easily and quickly. The pattern lends itself to so much creativity. I used a variegated rayon thread to highlight the princess seams. I am looking forward to creating more blouses with this pattern.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Breezy Blouse
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/05/2019
    The FBA was spot on! But the design is too boxy in the waist for a large chested woman (this is a mismatch of body type and pattern, not a pattern problem, though). The directions are clear and easy to follow. The pattern pieces are easy to print and combine. I would love to see larger models showing how the clothing looks on them to protect me from myself ;)
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    Breezy Blouse
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/05/2019
    I like this pattern so much! I have already made 5 of these cute summer blouses. I have made the Classic Shirt pattern in a size 8 with a D cup. My first Breezy Blouse was a size 8 D cup. It was too snug to feel comfortable. I then made a size 10 D cup. Much better. I do have to redraft the dart since it is about an inch below my apex. This is my body not the pattern. I have made no other alterations to the basic pattern. I have made this out of linen and voile. I have made it with the same and with contrasting fabrics. Definitely will be a summer staple in my wardrobe.
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