Tia Blouse Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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A go-to wardrobe staple


The clean and simple lines of the Tia Blouse make it a versatile wardrobe workhorse.

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A tee for all occasions

A woven tee is one of those underrated pieces in one’s wardrobe that can quickly become a go-to piece. The Tia Blouse can be as noticeable as you choose to make it! Go with View A in a classic neutral shade for an understated basic tee, or make View B in a bold statement fabric for a tee that turns heads!



Difficulty/skill level:

Intermediate

Recommended fabrics:

Medium weight viscose/rayon, Tencel (TM), cupro, linen, chambray and similar blends. The sleeves of view B are well suited to slightly more structured fabrics such as chambray, linen and cotton.

Size ranges:

6-20 (B cup) and 16-30 (D cup)

For more details, see ‘Further Information’ below.


Curious about our samples?:

Michelle’s bust measurement falls in between two sizes; she sized down for her View A sample and sized up for her View B sample. Although her waist and hips fall into larger sizes than her bust, she sewed a straight size without grading because there is plenty of ease through the waist. Michelle raised the bust dart by 1″ / 2.5cm and narrowed the shoulders by 1/2″ / 1.2cm, both of which are adjustments she usually has to make with sewing patterns.

Our gorgeous model has a 5″ difference between her high bust and bust measurements, so she could have selected the recommended size for her high bust measurement from our D-cup range and done a 1″ FBA. However, because of the loose fit she decided to sew the recommended size for her high bust measurement and not do an FBA. She also narrowed the shoulders by 3/8″ / 1cm and raised the bust dart by 1/2″/1.2cm. Again, these are common adjustments for her in her sewing practice.

The lovely fabric used for our View A samples was supplied free of charge by Sister Mintaka. It is the ‘Seaweed’ colour way of their viscose linen noil, and we can tell you that as well as having that beautiful colour it is delightfully soft, presses nicely whilst sewing and makes a super comfy Tia! The other fabrics came from our stashes.


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The lovely fabric for this sample was gifted by @sistermintaka – search their site for Seaweed Viscose Linen Noil (there are other gorgeous colours too!).

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Both views of the Tia Blouse have the same back neckline opening. Fasten with a small hook and eye, or a button with a thread chain.
Watch out for our upcoming tutorial on how you can change the neckline opening or even eliminate it altogether.

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And here’s a closer look at the features of View B of the Tia Blouse. Throw it on over your leggings and fluffy slippers and you’ll be all set for those video calls … they’ll never know! 😊

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We focus on quality

Michelle Sews patterns are made with you in mind. Qualified and experienced industry professionals have been involved at key stages including the pattern drafting, grading, editing and graphics design. Of course, our bodies are unique and it’s rare for a sewing pattern to fit without needing any alterations at all, so we still aim to provide enough guidance to help you fit your Tia blouse. Above all, with every pattern, the objective is to make it a pattern that you’ll want to return to again and again – a ‘TNT’ (tried and true) pattern for YOU.

The Tia Blouse was drafted and graded by professional pattern makers and graders. Our two size ranges were drafted and graded from completely separate ‘base’ sizes.

Our patterns are fit tested on fit models in the base size for each size range before being graded to other sizes – this picture was taken at our first fitting of the Tia blouse!

The pattern and instructions were reviewed and edited by a specialist technical editor who aims to ensure that the instructions are as clear as possible and there aren’t any grading oddities.