Zora tie waist blouse – free PDF sewing pattern

Zora tie waist blouse - free PDF sewing pattern

The Zora tie waist blouse is a lovely design that is suitable for most body types – with the front V neck, front button closure, flutter sleeve and a lovely tie waist detail.

Let’s have a look at the details of the Zora tie waist blouse:

Zora tie waist blouse - free PDF sewing pattern
Zora tie waist blouse - free PDF sewing pattern
Zora tie waist blouse - free PDF sewing pattern
Zora tie waist blouse - free PDF sewing pattern

As usual, 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.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop! I also included a projector file for those who are more tech savvy and have a projector at home!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or 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. I was informed by a reader that you can also print the pdf as image to get the right scale, however I never tested it on my computer.


You will need:

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is intended for WOVEN fabric.
  • Some lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 5 buttons
  • 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.


The pattern pieces are as follows:

Zora tie waist blouse - free PDF sewing pattern

All my patterns already include 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Just cut the pattern pieces as is and use a 1cm seam allowance when you sew.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front: cut 2 mirrored pieces
  • Back: cut 1 piece on the fold
  • Sleeve: cut 2 mirrored pieces
  • Front Facing: cut 2 pieces main fabric + 2 pieces fusible interfacing (mirrored)
  • Back Facing: cut 1 piece main fabric + 1 piece fusible interfacing
  • Tie Strap: cut 4

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 garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.


1. Gather the shoulder of Front piece to match the shoulder of Back piece

Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/08/31/how-to-gather-fabric/

2. Gather the waist of Front and Back pieces

– Transfer the markings on the Front and Back pieces.

– Gather the marked lines until the length is 5cm (2”).

3. Make the tie straps

Fold the tie strap in half lengthwise and press. Then fold the long edges of the strap to wrong side of fabric, meeting at the center and press again. Edgestitch along the folded edge to create a 1cm wide strap.

4. Sew the tie straps to Front and Back

– Place one tie strap on the right side of fabric of the Front piece. Match one end of the tie strap with the inner end of the gathered line (near the center front). The tie strap facing towards the center front.

– Stitch the end of tie strap to the fabric. Turn the tie strap over, covering the gathered fabric.

– Edgestitch along both sides of the tie strap. The topstitching should be long enough to cover the whole gathered length.

– Repeat with the other tie straps.

5. Sew the main garment

– Place one Front and Back piece right sides together. Match the shoulder and side seams and stitch.

– Repeat with the other side.

6. Sew the sleeve

– Fold the sides of the Sleeve and sew the underarm seam.

– Finish the sleeve hem. Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/12/14/how-to-sew-a-curved-hem/

7. Set in sleeves

Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/11/06/how-to-sew-set-in-sleeve/

8. Sew the facing

– Apply fusible interfacing to corresponding pieces.

– Place one Front Facing and Back Facing right sides together and sew the shoulder seam. Repeat with the other side to get the facing.

– Press seam allowance to the sides.

9. Sew facing to main garment

– Place facing and main garment right sides together, carefully match the neckline and front opening.

– Stitch the facing to main garment. Trim off seam allowance and clip the curves. Understitch the seam allowance to the facing.

10. Finish hem using a 2.5cm (1”) seam allowance

11. Make buttonholes and attach buttons

– Draw the center front line 1.5cm (5/8”) from the front opening edge.

– Mark 5 buttonhole positions along the center front line. The first one is 1.5cm (5/8”) below the neckline, the last one is 15cm (6”) above the hemline. The remaining buttons are distributed evenly along the center front line in between the first and last buttons. You can add more buttons if preferred.

– Make buttonholes using buttonhole function on your sewing machine, or hand stitch them. Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/11/10/how-to-sew-button-holes-with-button-hole-foot-or-by-hand/

– Attach buttons to the other side of the front.

This 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. An advertisement may pop up, just close it and continue with your download. In case some ads attempt to make you enter your personal info, just ignore and close it. I do NOT require any kind of information to download my pattern files.

Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns or tag me on Instagram #tianasclosetsewingpatterns, I will be thrilled to see the garment in real life!

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