Classic Blouse Sewing Pattern
$14.50 (or 1 credits)
Everyone needs to have a handmade, timeless button-up blouse, in their wardrobe. This Classic Blouse sewing pattern will be your go-to wardrobe staple that can be worn time and again for any occasion. The Classic Blouse can be made into a fitted style with a slightly curved hem, and a boyfriend style with slightly dropped shoulders and a longer dipped back hem. Plus, you’ll love the pointed collar, folded button stand, and long sleeves with button cuffs.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes size XXS-5XL.
• Two Fits
• Fitted with a slightly curved hem
• Boyfriend with slightly dropped shoulders and a longer dipped back hem
• Pointed collar
• Folded button stand with buttons
• Long sleeves
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern
- A light weight woven such as chiffon, organza, or georgette will be billowy and floaty looking, and may be see-through (or require a slip underneath for coverage).
- A light to mid weight woven such as cotton lawn, cotton voile, silk, rayon, silk crepe, crepe de chine, taffeta, or silk satin will drape.
- 12x 3/8 inch wide Buttons
- Interfacing - You will need iron-on interfacing for your collar, collar stand, and cuffs. Approximately 1 yard will be sufficient for all sizes. For medium weight woven fabrics, a light weight interfacing is best. For light weight woven fabric, use a heavier interfacing to give the collar more structure.
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Tailors chalk/fabric pen
- Optional twin needle and pintuck foot
- Optional startch
- Loop turner
- Measuring tape
- Serger/overlocker optional but not required.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“This is a fantastic pattern and design, the classic blouse has a great cut and very professional. The instructions are easy to follow and I had no issues. I will be making more!”
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Katharine Smith –
I have never had a blouse that fits! Now I do! Yay!! It came together beautifully. I have never done plackets, so that part of the directions gave me some trouble, but once I got that, the pattern is fantastic!
Glo Ban –
A stylish basic – I want a dozen! Great instructions, both variations are amazing and the finish is perfect!
Tanya Vivier –
“Perfect fit. Easy enough to sew up over a day or 2.
Love that I can choose boyfriend fit or fitted. I look forward to adding more to my wardrobe.”
Eline Ghesquiere –
Some more instructions could be added as to what is the right and the left sleeve. Otherwise great pattern, although I tought it would be more fitted. 59 pages of instructions are great!
Khirya Littoria –
The cut is very feminine and harmonious. I really like the finish of the button placket.
Virginie Bissinger –
I love it, made the fitted version because I do not like loose garments. I love the fit. I’ll make one more drapy with a cotton popeline
Vicky Wiseman –
Some parts are easy to follow, while others can be confusing. I found that using the instructions to do the yoke didn’t work until I used the other one, then all came together really well. Folding the placket I found confusing, maybe add some lined drawings as well as the pictures. I also found that there weren’t any notches on the sleeve, I added one for the front and two at the back so I knew which one was which. I also think notches on the bodice pieces would help get a better fir around the sleeve, although I didn’t have any issues, but may help those less experienced as it took a lot of easing to get the sleeve in place. Overall a brilliant pattern and will definitely be making many more on the future. This will become a great wardrobe staple and will be able to used all year round.
Irina Akkaya –
Great! A little help on armhole notches, they weren’t on the pattern. For a beginner may be confusing without the nitches… I think 🙂
Barbara Lawrence –
The pattern has definite potential but the directions need to be clearer. For the burrito I had to watch YouTube videos to understand. The slit on the cuff was confusing—mine seems way wider than the pics on the directions. There was too much hand sewing—that should be optional if you don’t want the stitching lines. I had a hard time distributing the ease on the top of the shoulder and next time will add slight gathering. I added pearl snaps instead of buttons. I think it should be mentioned as a tip to turn the back yoke on the diagonal if you’re using plaid. Someone needs to add a pocket hack and ruffle hack.
Jenelle Cruz –
I like the fit. Think I discovered I belong more in the curvy range of sizes, but it worked. I think I’d like something just a little more fitted up top with the tail of the back.
Jenice Belling –
This was an easy pattern to sew. Written directions were thorough, pictorials were difficult to interpret due to the photography and fabric choice. Notches in the sleeve head and arm hole and collar would be helpful.
Rachelle M Crosbie –
I sewed the boyfriend version of this classic blouse, it was a fairly straightforward sew and the collar was drafted perfectly so it turned out perfectly when sewn which was fantastic! This shape is really useful if, like me, you have a bit of midriff fluff that you’d prefer to camouflage. It’s also really open to being creative with contrast collar and cuffs, which I took full advantage of. There were a couple of minor issues in the instructions, but I’m sure they’ll be fixed with the final pattern.
Margaret Smith –
The classic blouse has a great fit in all areas, including across the bust area when moving your arms. The instructions were easy to follow and very detailed. I will be making many more of these!
Eileen Pepel –
This is a great classic pattern with beautiful finishes. I made a size L for my niece, she normally is a size small, but to get the fit she wanted. I also took an inch off the sleeve length. My husband and sons want to know when this will be offered in men’s sizing.
Erica Jacobs –
The instructions on this pattern were pretty straight forward. I would recommend that instruction for the burrito roll portion of the pattern be revisited and made clear that you are not stitching the should seam prior to the shirt. Once I figured that portion out, the instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. Otherwise, a beginner could complete this with very little help.
Stephanie Carnovale –
I have never made a button up shirt with a collar before, was a little nervous but it turned out great. The instructions were great, love the pictures much easier than trying to work it out with just pattern pieces. Will definitely make myself some more!!!!
Heidi Badger –
I enjoyed making this blouse. It was easy and came together fairly quickly. I was a bit befuddled by the directions for the placket and ended up watching several YouTube videos trying to figure it out. The back of the blouse also is really big, I wish it had been a bit more fitted for the fitted version.
Karen Kaye –
Absolutely love this pattern! I made a fitted classic blouse in woven cotton. It has a great fit and is very comfortable. The sleeve length was just about right for me. I’d prolly make another one.
Bonnie Hillman Riley –
Very nice pattern for a simple, classic blouse that will be stylish forever.
Maja Rus –
Classic blouse pattern is great for all who want’s to practise sewing french seams, buttons, buttonholes and handsewing. Finished blouse is perfect to wear in all kinds of moments, from cassual to much fancier occasions. I made boyfriend blouse version and I love how cozy this blouse is. Definitely my style of blouse, so I am going to wear this a lot.
Abby Batkin –
This is a fantastic pattern and design, the classic blouse has a great cut and very professional. The instructions are easy to follow and I had no issues. will be making more!
Asuka Ballantyne –
It was fun to make !
Joelene Montgomery –
I really liked this pattern, it is comfortable yet flattering! The instructions are clearly written. It’s amazing that something can look professional and yet didn’t take weeks to make!
Rachelle M Crosbie –
A good classic blouse pattern that was an easy sew with mostly good instructions. I have to say though, the collar turned out better than any other stand collar blouse that I’ve ever made.
Paula Sloan –
It was The first time l have done a pattern and l found it very easy to follow and learned alot and it was perfect . Easy to download and cut out . 😊
This Classic Blouse has a boyfriend fit which is so comfortable. Just a little oversized which goes perfect with jeans. It’s a shirt that I’ve always wanted. Hooray!!
Anna Lise Reshetylo –
I’m a total beginner and managed to make this without too many picked seams! The french seams take some practice but once you get them they look awesome! 10/10 would recommend