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.
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 🙁 Yuk!!
Result of this discomfort is, My Magic Blouse!!
How Did I Make My Magic Blouse?
Designing and style selection
First, I decided the style I wanted, i.e., raglan (more about raglan style and making pattern). 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?
Bye until the next post!