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, have 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 😦
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). 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.
Next, I made paper patterns of raglan bodices and sleeves (Magic Blouse Pic 2). If you are new to pattern making, you may find 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.
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.
I marked the elastic placement lines over the bodices at 1”-1 ½” and stitched elastic cord (Magic Blouse Pic 4).
Next it was assembly work. I assembled the 4pieces, matching respective armholes as pictured (Magic Blouse Pic 5).
Attached a cord at the back neckline as tying.
The Magic Blouse is ready to wear 🙂 Have a glance of Magic Blouse here.
I had a great time sharing my ideas with you! How about you?