Magic Blouse

An ever fitting sari blouse making idea. General instructions about pattern making and sewing of a blouse that needs no alteration on gaining or losing weight.

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Hey, haveย you faced the problems of fitting in the sari blouse every next time you wear it? Me too… Even if I altered it, the blouse remained uncomfortable ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Result of this discomfort is, idea of My Magic Blouse!!

How Did I Make My Magic Blouse?

Designing and style selection

First, I decided the style I wanted, i.e., raglan (know more about raglan style and pattern making here).ย  Raglan sleeves set smoothly even after alterations. I planned to elasticate the blouse to avoid alterations.


Then it was selection of fabric (shell), golden- purple fancy brocade with all over floral motifs and with a black net border of ribbon-sequin works (Magic Blouse Pic 1). Matching colour thread, lining material, elastic cord and tying cord were the other requirements.

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Pattern Making

Next, I made paper patterns of raglan bodices and sleeves (Magic Blouse Pic 2). If you are new to pattern making, you may findย basic sari blouse pattern here and making a raglan pattern from that here. The bodices were simple, without darts. Provided 10cm extra allowance in the centres for ease (shown in dotted lines in the pic). There I planned to add elastics.

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Then, I cut the fabrics, both shell and lining. After arranging the right sides facing, I stitched the necklines, bottom hemlines and sleeve hemlines (Magic Blouse Pic 3). Then, turned the right side out and gave top stitch.

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I marked the elastic placement lines over the bodices at 1โ€-1 ยฝโ€ and stitched elastic cord (Magic Blouse Pic 4).

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Next it was assembly work. I assembled the 4pieces, matching respective armholes as pictured (Magic Blouse Pic 5).

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Attached a cord at the back neckline as tying.

ย The Magic Blouse is ready to wear ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a glance of Magic Blouse here.

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I had a great time sharing my ideas with you! How about you?

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About Sindhu

A nature lover, dreamer, artist, fashion designer and blogger. Passionate about arts. Persued B.Sc Fashion Designing at Karavali College, Mangalore with first rank in the Mangalore University (2003-2006). Former lecturer at Gloria College of Fashion Design, Puttur. (2006-2011). Arts and fashion blogger (2013 onwards).
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40 Responses to Magic Blouse

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  3. Sindhudevi says:

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    Thank you for your time ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy fashion design and I also enjoy sharing my ideas across blogosphere. Popularity is not in anyone’s hand. It just comes and goes. What remains with me is my dedication and satisfaction towards my work! Anyways, thanks for your concern! Do visit again!

  23. nirmal says:

    simply wow….i was just looking for such a pattern…i had to make a saree blouse without knowing accurate measurements for a friend of mine…i need to gift it to her so couldnt ask her for measurements…was thinking of using elastic for a saree blouse…but dint know how to do it.. a blouse stitched with this pattern will definitely fit her !!! thank you so much!!! cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. sindhoooo says:

    Hi Nirmal!

    I am glad that you like this pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you would be happy with the result and your friend would be surprised! Please let me know her reaction ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers! Happy Weekend!

  25. nirmal says:

    hi, sorry i took a little longer to reply….my friends(not only the one who received it as a gift) were very much surprised to see a blouse like that…i stitched the blouse with a few changes than the one you have mentioned….just wanted to share it with you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. jilu says:

    Hi excellent work.can u tell me how to add the elastic part also what kind of elastic v should use

  27. sindhoooo says:

    Wow! It is very beautiful! That emphasising colourful appliqued centre part is fantastic! glad you shared it ๐Ÿ™‚ It is obvious to be liked ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep visiting! TC!

  28. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks a lot for the valuable compliment Jilu!

    Have you used bobbin elastic? The best you can use is bobbin elastic. A elastic cord that can be wound to bobbin and then stitched with low tension on the top thread. Make sure to face the wrong side down. Will try to post it for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep visiting! TC!

  29. acharyasujatha says:

    i liked the blouse very much.what is the measurement taken, and what type of elastic should.

  30. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you so much for your visit Sujatha, hope you had a pleasant stay ๐Ÿ™‚

    You may follow the drafting instructions given here:

    If you know to use bobbin elastic, that is the best I can suggest. If not about 1cm wide braided elastic is better ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope this information helps you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep smiling! Keep visiting! TC!

  31. acharyasujatha says:


  32. sindhoooo says:

    Glad you found it helpful! TC!

  33. Jaya says:

    very interesting design. i will try this and let yoou know how it goes. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  34. sindhoooo says:

    My pleasure! Thanks for your interest ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to know your feedback on this design ๐Ÿ™‚ TC! Keep smiling ๐Ÿ™‚ Visit again!

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  36. sindhoooo says:

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  37. Preethi says:

    You look so lovely in the sari Sindhu.

  38. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you for your compliments Preethi ๐Ÿ™‚ TC! Keep smiling ๐Ÿ™‚

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