Hello, fellow sewing enthusiasts! Are you ready to add a stylish and romantic sweetheart neckline blouse to your wardrobe? Look no further! In this blog post, I am thrilled to share with you a free sewing pattern and step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own sweetheart neckline blouse.
This design features romantic sweetheart neckline, ¾ puffed sleeve and a regular fit. It is a great choice to spice up your work outfit! Mix it with pants, skirts, or jeans, and you are ready to go.
Let’s see how the Keira sweetheart blouse looks in different colors and prints:
My pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.
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. This pattern is made for woven fabric. You can use any lightweight fabric of your choice, such as cotton, rayon, or chiffon, for a flowy and comfortable blouse.
- Some fusible interfacing
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
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, cut the patterns out and you will get the following pattern pieces:
You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern piece. 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.
The fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front: cut 1 on the fold
- Back: cut 1 on the fold
- Front Facing: cut 1 self + 1 fusible interfacing
- Back Facing: cut 1 self + 1 fusible interfacing
- Sleeve: cut 2
- Sleeve Cuff: cut 2
Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your blouse.
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.
Sewing instruction for the unlined version:
1. Serge/zig zag stitch the raw edge to prevent fabric from unraveling.
2. Apply fusible interfacing to Front and Back Facing pieces.
3. Fold and sew the bust darts.
4. Place Front and Back pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the shoulder and side seams. You get the main garment.
5. Measure the armhole of the main garment. Gather the sleeve cap to match the measurement of the armhole. Also gather the other end of the sleeve to match the measurement of the Sleeve Cuff. Tips to gather fabric can be found here.
6. Sew the side seam of the Sleeve.
7. Sew the two short ends of the Sleeve Cuff. Fold the Sleeve Cuff in half so that the seam is hidden inside.
8. Pin the Sleeve Cuff to the Sleeve, sew to attach the Sleeve Cuff to the Sleeve.
9. Pin the Sleeve to the Main garment, right side facing. Match the notches, pin and sew to attach the sleeve to the Main garment.
10. Place Front Facing and Back Facing pieces right side facing. Sew the shoulder seam.
11. Place the Neckline Facing and Main Garment right side facing. Pin and sew to attach the Neckline Facing to the Main Garment. Trim the seam allowance, clip the curve. Turn the Facing piece in, staystitch the seam allowance to the Facing piece.
12. Hem the garment and give it a good iron. And you’ve finished the Keira sweetheart neckline blouse!
And here is the download link:
To download just click on the link above and choose Save link as. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device.
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns