I am introducing the Paulie peter pan collar blouse. It features short puffed sleeves, peter pan collar detail and a comfortable length. It can be worn with almost any bottom piece – think skirt, jeans, pants. Tuck it in for a higher waist to elongate your legs, or wear it over the top to hide your belly.
Let’s have a look at the design in 3D simulation:
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. Also check the SIZE GUIDE for your correct size.
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 (light to medium weight)
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
What fabric can be used for this project? This design is meant for woven fabric. Opt for thin, soft flowing fabric for a romantic feel.
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 piece on the fold
- Back: cut 1 piece on the fold
- Sleeve: cut 2 pieces
- Sleeve Cuff: cut 2 pieces
- Collar: cut 4 pieces main fabric + 2 pieces 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. It is extremely important in this case as the princess seam requires a lot of attention.
1. Serge/zig zag stitch the raw edge to prevent fabric from unraveling.
2. Apply fusible interfacing to the collar pieces.
3. Fold and sew the bust darts on the Front piece.
4. On the Back piece, cut a straight line on the center back from the back of the neck to the notch on the center line. Use bias binding to secure the raw edge.
5. Place Front and Back pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the shoulder and side seams.
6. Sew two parallel lines 1/3 and ¼ inch from the edge of the sleeve cap. Pull to gather it so that the notches on the sleeve match the notches on the main garment.
7. Use the above method to gather the opening of the Sleeve pieces so that it matches the Sleeve Cuff.
8. Sew side seam of the Sleeves and Sleeve Cuff pieces.
9. Fold the Sleeve Cuff in half, hiding the seam allowance inside. Pin it to the Sleeve piece. Sew to join the Sleeve Cuff to the Sleeve.
10. Turn the Sleeve right side out, place it right side facing with the main garment at the armhole. Match the notches, pin and sew to join the Sleeve to the main garment.
11. Place a pair of the Collar (one with fusible interfacing, one without) right side facing, pin and sew along the outer edge of the collar, leaving the neckline open. Clip the corners and curves, turn the Collar inside out. Iron to flatten the Collar.
12. Place the Collar and the right side of the Main garment. Match the notches, pin and sew to attach the Collar to the main garment.
13. Use bias binding to finish the raw edge of the neckline. The seam allowance should be sewn on to the main garment.
14. Attach a button and buttonhole at the back of the garment.
15. Hem the garment.
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