While I normally live in T-shirts and jeans, when I want to feel more feminine, I turn to my blouse sewing patterns. When I put a blouse on, I feel like I'm throwing my Mum uniform away and being that little bit more stylish and put together. They were also a staple when I was sewing a work wardrobe too. Blouse and tailored pants are the classic office-wear sewing patterns.
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Blouses work best with lightweight fabric with some drape. Chiffon, crepe de chine, silk and voile are great choices for sewing a blouse. Also, do a wrinkle test before you buy so you know whether you're going to have to spend lots of time ironing (or whether you're going to look crumpled when you take off your jacket.
Whether you want a formal blouse for work or a casual top for home, this is a great collection of women's top patterns with easy, vintage and casual options.
Easy Blouse Sewing Patterns
Juliette Tie-Back Blouse sewing pattern from Simple Sew is an easy blouse sewing pattern but looks fancier than a T-shirt. It would look great in the office or with jeans on the weekend.
If you're new to sewing blouses, get walked through how to make the Sassy Librarian blouse with the video course on Craftsy. I've made two of these (see here and here) and the class gives lots of tips to get a professional finish.
Sleeveless Blouse Sewing Patterns
Sleeveless blouses are perfect for summer. Look smart but stay cool with these sleeveless blouse sewing patterns:
The Riviera Ruffle Shirt sewing pattern from Rebecca Page is a classic button-up shirt with feminine lines and a fun ruffle.
The Farrah Blouse sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch can also be made as a dress.
The Matcha Top Women's blouse sewing pattern by Sew Liberated has stylish gathers and a mandarin-style collar.
Long-Sleeve Blouse Sewing Patterns
Look smart in winter (or when the weather cools) with long-sleeve blouse sewing patterns.
The Savannah Button Up Shirt sewing pattern from Wardrobe by Me is a great mix of business and casual.
The Madison Blouse sewing pattern by Rebecca Page is a more formal style, but the necktie adds a feminine touch.
Vintage Blouse Sewing Patterns
Sometimes you just want to look glamorous in an old-fashioned kind of way. Here are some lovely vintage blouse sewing patterns.
1930s Nanette Blouse sewing pattern by A Wearing History Resto-Vival has gorgeous details.
1940s Bow Blouse sewing pattern from My Vintage Wish is a classic style.
If you still have found what you're looking for, find more blouse sewing patterns in the Threadistry pattern library.
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