Ethel ruffle peplum blouse – Free PDF sewing pattern

Ethel ruffle trim peplum blouse (1)

Ethel blouse is inspired by a design by Sezane. It features a relaxed fit, V neckline, long sleeves with elasticated cuffs, and romantic ruffle and peplum detail. It is easy to mix with any bottom piece – be it jeans, shorts, or skirts.

Let’s have a look at the details:

Ethel ruffle trim peplum blouse (1)

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
  • Some 1cm (3/8”) wide elastic for the elasticated sleeve cuff
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

The amount of fabric needed will vary depending on the width of the fabric of choice. 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:

Ethel ruffle trim peplum blouse (1)

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 Bodice: cut 1 piece on the fold

– Back Bodice: cut 1 piece on the fold

– Sleeve: cut 2 mirrored pieces

– Front Neck Facing: cut 1 piece main fabric + 1 piece fusible interfacing

– Back Neck Facing: cut 1 piece from main fabric + 1 piece from fusible interfacing

– Ruffle Trim: cut 2 pieces

– Peplum: cut 2 pieces on the fold

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. Serge/zig zag stitch the edges of fabric to prevent unexpected unravelling.

2. Apply fusible interfacing to the neck facing pieces.

3. Sew the Bodice

– Place Front Bodice and Back Bodice right sides together, matching the shoulder and side seams.

– Stitch the shoulder and side seams and press seam allowance to the sides.

4. Sew the Ruffle and Peplum

– Place two Ruffle pieces right sides together, matching the short ends and sew to get a loop.

– Place two Peplum pieces right sides together, matching the side seams and sew.

– Press seam allowance to the sides.

– Fold and sew the hem of both pieces.

5. Gather the Ruffle and Peplum pieces

Video tutorial:

– Gather the Ruffle and Peplum to match the bottom edge of the Bodice.

6. Sew the ruffled peplum

– Place the Ruffle on the right side of the Peplum (the wrong side of Ruffle facing right side of Peplum). Match up the gathered edge and baste two pieces together.

– Place the ruffled peplum and bodice right sides together, matching the waist seam and side seams. Stitch to attach. Press seam allowance towards the bodice.

7. Sew the Sleeves

– Fold the sides of Sleeve and match the underarm seam, right sides together. Stitch the underarm seam and press seam allowance to the sides.

– Finish the sleeve bottom with elasticated sleeve cuff. Video tutorial:

8. Set in Sleeves

Video tutorial:   

9. Sew neckline facing

– Place Front Facing and Back Facing right sides together, match and sew shoulder seams.

– Place the neckline facing and main garment right sides together, match and sew the neckline. Trim off half of the seam allowance, clip curves and corner, and understitch seam allowance to facing.

– Tack the shoulder of facing to shoulder of garment to prevent facing from turning out.

Below are the download links:




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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