If you are looking for a simple project that does not require much fabric, try this easy Celia flutter sleeve pattern. Featuring a deep V neck and feminine flutter sleeve, it can be mixed with various pieces to make perfect outfits. Go for soft natural fabric like chiffon or silk to better care for your skin.
Let’s see how it will look in different colors on 3D simultation:
As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL, so you will find yourself a suitable size. You can also lengthen or shorten the hemline to get your desired length – you can even make a maxi skirt from this pattern.
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.
You can print this using your home printer and A4/Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.
You will need
- Fabric of your choice
- Some fusible interfacing (optional)
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
What fabric can be used for this project? This design is made for woven fabric. My recommendation is soft flowy fabric like crepe, chiffon or silk.
How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this image:
You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern size. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.
Fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front: cut 1 pc on fold
- Back: cut 1 pc on fold
- Sleeve: cut 2 pcs
- Front Facing: cut 1 pc self fabric + 1 pc fusible interfacing
- Back Facing: cut 1 pc self fabric + 1 pc fusible interfacing
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
1. Serge the fabric to prevent the sides from unraveling.
2. Apply fusible interfacing to neck facing pieces.
3. Fold, pin and sew the bust darts on Front Piece.
4. Place Front and Back pieces right side facing. Pin and sew shoulder and side seam.
5. Sew 2 parallel lines ¼ and ½ inch from the edge of the sleeve cap, starting from the notch at the middle of front armhole to the notch at the middle of the back armhole. Pull the lower threads to gather the sleeve cap to match the armhole of the main garment.
6. Sew the side seam of the sleeve. Turn it inside out.
7. Place the Sleeve and the main garment right side facing, matching all notches and seams. Pin and sew to join.
8. Place Front Facing and Back Facing pieces right side facing. Sew the shoulder seam.
9. Place the joined neck facing and main garment right side facing. Pin and sew the neckline. Turn the facing in, staystitch the seam allowance to the facing piece. Clip the seam allowance to smoothen the curve.
10. Hem the blouse and sleeve. Done!
And here is the download link:
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns