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digital geneva v-neck blouse sewing pattern

digital geneva v-neck blouse sewing pattern
Price: $18.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC044GB1-D
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This classic blouse includes a little twist! In addition to the elegant, deep-but-not-revealing V neck, the classic shirt-tail hem, and the center-back pleat, this pattern includes two sleeve options: a 3/4-length lantern sleeve and a gentle 3/4-length bell sleeve. This pattern includes cup sizes to help you get a great fit.

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digital geneva v-neck blouse sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital layered PDF pattern that allows you to print only the size(s) that you need. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36"-wide or A0 sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Printing Information:

    • Instructions: 13 pages
    • Tiled pattern pieces: 46 pages
    • 36-inch pattern sheets: 1 page
    • A0 pattern sheets: 3 pages

    Description

    This classic blouse includes a little twist! In addition to the elegant, deep-but-not-revealing V neck, the classic shirt-tail hem, and the center-back pleat, this pattern includes two sleeve options: a 3/4-length lantern sleeve and a gentle 3/4-length bell sleeve. This pattern includes cup sizes to help you get a great fit.

    Suggested Fabrics

    This pattern works best with a variety of light- to medium-weight woven fabrics including quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, denim, linen, and flannel.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing, seven 7/16" buttons.

    Geneva V-Neck Blouse Flat Illustration

    Fabric Guide

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

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Bust, A/B Cup 34 1/2" 35 1/2" 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2"
    Bust, C Cup 35 1/2" 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2" 40 1/2"
    Bust, D Cup 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2"
    Waist 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 38 1/2" 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2"
    Hip 39" 40" 41" 42" 43" 44"
    Length* 27 1/4" 27 1/2" 27 3/4" 28" 28 1/4" 28 1/2"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Bust, A/B Cup 41" 42 1/2" 44 1/2" 46 1/2" 48 1/2"
    Bust, C Cup 42" 43 1/2" 45 1/2" 47 1/2" 49 1/2"
    Bust, D Cup 43" 44 1/2" 46 1/2" 48 1/2" 50 1/2"
    Waist 43" 44 1/2" 46 1/2" 48 1/2" 50 1/2"
    Hip 45 1/2" 47" 49" 51" 53"
    Length* 28 3/4" 29" 29 1/4" 29 1/2" 29 3/4"

    * 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: (4.7 of 5) based on 19 reviews

      lovely design, fun to sew!
    Reviewed by Maggie Odell ( Verified Buyer) on 05/21/2024
    I've been wanting to make a blouse with an interesting sleeve design for several years and this design turned out to be perfect for my petite frame. The flattering V neckline, inverted back pleat, and gentle lantern sleeve all work together to create an interesting, versatile blouse. This was my first blouse in the Liesl pattern line, so it took me a couple of muslins to figure out the right size. I wish I had taken the time to lower the bust dart while I was working out the fit. But it's a lovely blouse. The V-neckline is just right, and the smooth sleeve cap makes the sleeve interesting without being bulky in the wrong places. I have enjoyed wearing it, and I look forward to making it with other sleeve variations.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Nice pattern
    Reviewed by Mary F ( Verified Buyer) on 05/11/2024
    Nice blouse pattern which I made in a very sheer knit. So I had to completely line it. I like that the v neck is not too low
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      Geneva v neck lantern blouse
    Reviewed by Jen Sim ( Verified Buyer) on 04/28/2024
    Happy with my make of this blouse. The only modifications were I shortened it. Pattern and instructions were good. I did French seams where I could which made it a tad smaller than it should be. Cotton voile. Will make another one with long sleeves in thicker fabric.
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      Lovely Pattern
    Reviewed by Mary Van Dyke ( Verified Buyer) on 03/09/2024
    Love the design of this blouse and made it in size 10 A/B cup in a horizontal stripey seersucker cheesecloth - it came out beautifully with the special lantern sleeves - and fits me well. (Bust apex might be a tad high but it is great help to have cup sizes) I made with paper pattern and first outlined my size with highlighter, then traced my size onto squared-Pella interfacing (an extra step) using energel 5.0 mm red pen...then using that for cutting out the fabric as usual etc... I liked the helpful instructions and tips for finishing. YAY! I am looking forward to making another :)
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      Lovely blouse!
    Reviewed by Susan Gardner on 09/22/2023
    I am now sewing up the lovely Geneva blouse pattern with some beautiful thrifted, lightweight fabric. Cut out a 16D cup, and it looks like a perfect fit on my 5’10” frame! The only change I made was moving the bust dart point 1.5 inches lower, which changed the side seam shape. But, no worries, it fits fine. Plus, I didn’t need to add my usual extra 1-3 inches length, as the Geneva is nice and long. Win, Win! I will definitely make this pattern again! Thanks, Liesl!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Geneva digital pattern
    Reviewed by Donna foreman ( Verified Buyer) on 07/24/2023
    Lovely blouse. It went together very nicely. However it took me 2 days to put the pattern together. This was the most difficult pdf pattern I had ever done. I think I will know how to put my next pdf from you together
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      Great pattern sized well
    Reviewed by Kerrie ( Verified Buyer) on 03/09/2023
    I was very happy with this pattern. Having the larger bust adjustment worked well, and fit was perfect. Pattern instructions were good. After reading blogs, I altered the 1st 2 tops I made. I had cotton fabric, and ended up cutting the bottom straight. I can tuck in, or wear boxy. I brought the back pleat closer to the waist, so it wouldn't look so full in the back. I also eliminated button holes, and sewed buttons through facing since it slips on easily. On the 2nd top, I made shorter sleeves. I love the lantern sleeve on the 1st top. I will find a silkier fabric for next version and keep it long.
    4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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      Geneva v neck blouse
    Reviewed by Joanne on 03/02/2023
    I have the pdf version of this pattern. Before I say anything else may I say how much I appreciate the tiles (select only the size you want to make !)… also the scissor icon indicating which paper piece to cut off. It made it so easy. I then made a toile in calico - which I loved - made one sleeve from each view to see which I preferred but I still think I need to go up a size (or 2!) to get a fabulous fit ( I’m a bit chunkier than I’d like to be at the moment) … so I’ve printed off the next round of sizing to make a second toile. One of the other things I like is the tips which are included in the pattern instructions ( do this because …) it soothes my enquiring mind. Watch this space for updates. I already have about 3 versions planned.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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      Nice unique feature for a blouse
    Reviewed by Terri ( Verified Buyer) on 01/06/2023
    I am almost finished making this blouse in a print cotton voile. The instructions are so easy to follow to obtain professional looking results. Also the fit is great. The sleeves are so unique and cute. I look forward to wearing it.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Have already made two of these blouses
    Reviewed by Ali ( Verified Buyer) on 12/27/2022
    Once again, a main reason for purchasing this pattern was to avoid the FBA. The cup sizing makes all the difference to the fit. I've now made two of these blouses with the bell sleeves, one in a flowy polyester cotton mix and one in a drapey, fine, floral jersey. I love them both. Although the V-neck looks quite low when the blouses are on a hanger, the depth is actually perfect - even for a D-cup. The only downside: sewing seven tiny buttonholes! My old Bernina couldn't cope and I had to sew all 14 by hand. (I may use snaps next time.)
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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      Can’t wait to make this.
    Reviewed by Anne M Stephens ( Verified Buyer) on 11/08/2022
    I was absolutely impressed with how quick my pattern arrived from the USA to Australia, I tracked it constantly. Unfortunately, I have only managed to cut out the paper pattern, but am getting close to making a toile (Aussie speak). Thank you, will let you know how my garment turns out.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Can't wait to wear this!
    Reviewed by Barb ( Verified Buyer) on 06/21/2022
    I just finished my first Leisl & Co pattern. I made Geneva V-neck blouse with lantern sleeves. I found the directions to be clear and easy to follow. I'm thrilled to find a pattern with the C and D cup options. I was a little clumsy fitting the side seams together, but I figured it out. I plan to make this again with the bell sleeve in a linen fabric.
    5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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      Thoughtfully Engineered Pattern
    Reviewed by Fran ( Verified Buyer) on 02/05/2022
    I just completed the “Geneva” blouse with lantern sleeves. The instructions are clear and I love the C-cup adjustments. The front fits beautifully, but the back is a little snug. I probably should have sized up to a 12. All in all, it turned out beautifully and I’m really proud of the results.
    8 of 8 customers found this helpful.
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      My new favourite blouse!
    Reviewed by Colleen Whitteker ( Verified Buyer) on 01/10/2022
    This pattern is lovely and I love how all the pieces fit together perfectly. The instructions are very clear and I had the blouse finished in just a few hours. The only part I struggled with was putting the PDF pattern together, but once I figured it out, it was quick to assemble. I'm definitely going to sew another blouse with the bell sleeve soon!
    5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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      Terrific blouse pattern
    Reviewed by Victoria ( Verified Buyer) on 12/18/2021
    Love this blouse, and this pattern company! Pattern is well drafted, love the shaped sleeve and the shirttail hem. Recommend using a relatively drape fabric.
    8 of 8 customers found this helpful.
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      Easy to follow directions
    Reviewed by Anita Vigorito ( Verified Buyer) on 11/24/2021
    There are so many companies out there now and I've tried several since taking up sewing clothing again. It's been 25 years or more since I sewed my own clothes. So far your Geneva V-neck Blouse pattern had the best, the very best, instructions. They were so clear. I made the blouse out of flannel and it fits!! Thank you for this good experience.
    12 of 12 customers found this helpful.
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      Lovely blouse
    Reviewed by andrea thompson ( Verified Buyer) on 11/20/2021
    I toiled this in a slightly less drapey fabric which gave a fairly sculptural sleeve, which I felt I was less keen on. The fit was excellent as was the drafting. I shortened the body but that is normal for me. The completed blouse was made in a black spotted viscose and has been worn multiple times already. I did find the instructions overly complex and the images a bit small . I would also have like to see more variation included in the pattern to make it better value for money.
    10 of 15 customers found this helpful.
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