My Handmade Wardrobe
My Handmade Wardrobe Bellissima Blouse PDF Pattern
Imagine waking up and choosing a unique garment from a wardrobe full of your own creations. With My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns, you can create comfortable and stylish everyday essentials to get you excited about getting dressed every single day!
Our versatile Blouse and Tunic Dress pattern is perfect for all seasons! With a range of customizable options, the Bellissima Blouse offers both a chic shirt length and a longer tunic or dress variation. Its on-trend voluminous sleeves and comfortable fit make it a must-have in your wardrobe.
The modern shirt length creates a swingy silhouette and sits just below the waistline of most trousers. The longer length variation can be worn as a tunic, beach cover-up or belted as a dress.
So whether you choose the pleated or gathered back, shirt or tunic dress length, short grown-on sleeve with optional cuff or long voluminous bell sleeve, there are so many ways to sew this pattern over and over. We’re sure it will become a staple in your Handmade Wardrobe!
The Bellissima Blouse pattern can be made in sizes 1-9.
When you purchase a PDF download from us you will receive a zipped file containing:
- A tiled PDF pattern which can be printed at home on A4 paper
- A0 copy shop version.
- Printable instructions with super-simple instructions and step by step photo guides
The modern boxy blouse fits closely at the neck with a neat 2 piece collar. The inside is finished with a smart lined back yoke. There is a folded button placket opening at the front
There are plenty of options for customisation including:
Gathered - creating a swishy draped silhouette
Pleated- ideal for more structured fabrics creating a streamlined silhouette
Simply finshed with a narrow hem
turn back cuffs add utility chic to the short sleeve
Draped flowing bell sleeves are gathered into the grown on dropped short sleeve seam at the top and gathered into a neat narrow cuff with a .
The shirt length sits just above the high hip creating a swingy modern silhouette
The Tunic length features long side splits and an optional staggered or levelled hem
Both length are finished with a neat double-turned narrow hem.
Choose one or two small or large chest pockets
Check out the My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Blog for lots of advice and ideas for how to get the most out of our patterns!
Pick a fabric which presses easily for a neat finish. Choosing a fabric with a little bit of natural crosswise stretch will make setting the collar that bit easier. A drapey fabric with some weight which gathers well is an ideal choice for the long sleeve version.
Light to medium weight woven fabrics with some stability and structure including chambray, georgette, viscose challis, viscose twill, lightweight linen, satin, morrocain crepe, cotton lawn, cotton voile, cotton poplin.
A small hook and eye, or a small 5mm-1cm button and 10-5cm loop of elastic or ribbon, 50cm light to medium weight fusible interfacing, 1m bias binding for long sleeve.
Sharp fabric scissors, sewing machine with regular needle, sharp pins, basic sewing tools.
It is vitally important, when sewing your own clothes, to take accurate measurements of your body, and not rely on the sizing you expect to buy on the high street. This is why we’ve switch out the usual sizes (eg, 8-22) for our own system of numbers 1-8. You have to measure yourself to pick your size!