Martha Blouse PDF pattern
The Martha blouse is an easy shell top with striking contrast details, perfect for warmer weather but equally suited to layering under a jacket or cardigan. Martha is a versatile all-rounder for your wardrobe:
- The neckline is bound with bias tape – choose whether to go for an invisible ‘faced’ binding or use the same contrast bias for the neckline as for the central strip.
- Omit the contrast strip for a great basic shell top!
- Make the contrast strip and neck binding from the main blouse fabric for an elegant, subtle detail on a plain blouse.
** This product is a PDF printable sewing pattern and not the physical garment shown.**
- A loose-fitting sleeveless blouse with contrast strip and a centre back fastening with hook and eye.
- Bias bound armscyes and neckline
- Centre back neckline opening, fastened with hook and eye
Fabric & notions
I’d recommend drapey fabrics such as crepe, rayon/viscose, silks, and soft cottons/linens.
- Bias binding for the neckline and armscyes (approx 1.5m and with a folded width of approximately ½” – ¾”).
- If you want to make a contrast neckline instead (as shown on our sample), your tape for the neckline should be 1” wide (when single-folded, so 2” wide when unfolded).
- A small hook and eye set for the neckline closure (or you could sew a thread chain and button if you prefer).
- Main fabric: 0.75 m (all sizes)
- Contrast strip fabric: 4cm x 60cm (all sizes)
* This pattern is from the Pearson and Pope pattern collection (previously a separate brand under pearsonandpope.com) and has not yet been rebranded to ‘Michelle Sews’ or updated with the newer Michelle Sews size range. Please see below for measurement details. *
Finished garment measurements
The pattern testers said…
“I LOVE it! The fit coudn’t be better on me. It was also so easy and quick to sew. I had a new top in a little over an hour!”
“I love the loose shaping of this blouse. It is perfect for hot Florida summers when I don’t want to wear something really oversized, but also don’t want anything sticking to me in the heat.”
“It’s a great wardrobe basic and modification possibilities are plentiful.”
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