Ruffles have been dominating the catwalk in recent seasons but the Bloomsbury Blouse translates a trend that can sometimes be a little OTT into a garment that’s easy to wear and style. It’s well suited to lightweight cottons, however – if you’re feeling adventurous the Bloomsbury Blouse could also be made in a drapey fabric or even velvet/lace for a touch of high Victoriana.
The blouse features a high collar, a yoked bodice with two ruffle options, button-back fastening, bracelet-length sleeves and the option to add ruffles to the collar and/or sleeves. Whilst care is required when sewing the yoke and collar curves, this pattern should be suitable for an ambitious beginner who isn’t afraid of taking their sewing to the next stage.
|6||81cm (32in)||61cm (24in)||85cm (33.5in)|
|8||86cm (34in)||66cm (26in)||90cm (35.5in)|
|10||91cm (36in)||71cm (28in)||95cm (37.5in)|
|12||96cm (38in)||76cm (30in)||100cm (39.5in)|
|14||101cm (40in)||81cm (32in)||105cm (41.5in)|
|16||106cm (42in)||86cm (34in)||110cm (43.5in)|
|18||111cm (44in)||91cm (36in)||114cm (45.5in)|
|20||116cm (46in)||96cm (38in)||119.5cm (47.5in)|