Tia Blouse – Pattern Information

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Difficulty / skill level

This is an intermediate pattern.

The skills you will acquire/practise on this project are:

  • Sewing a faced slit opening.
  • Sewing a continuous strip opening for the gathered sleeve.
  • Sewing buttonholes and buttons.
  • Sewing accurate darts.
Fabric & notions

Recommended fabrics:

Medium weight viscose/rayon, tencel, 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.

View A fabric requirements:

SizeFabricLength
6-22Main (45″ / 115 cm)2.25 m / 2.5 yards
Main (60″ / 150 cm)1.5 m / 1.75 yards
Interfacing (35″ / 90 cm)0.25 m / 0.5 yards
24-28Main (45″ / 115 cm)2.25 m / 2.5 yards
Main (60″ / 150 cm)2.25 m / 2.5 yards
Interfacing (35″ / 90 cm)0.25 m / 0.5 yards
30Main (60″ / 150 cm)2.25 m / 2.5 yards
Interfacing (35″ / 90 cm)0.25 m / 0.5 yards

View B fabric requirements:

SizeFabricLength
6-22Main (60″ / 150 cm)1.75 m / 2 yards
Interfacing (35″ / 90 cm)0.5 m / 0.75 yards
24-30Main (60″ / 150 cm)2.75 m / 3 yards
Interfacing (35″ / 90 cm)0.5 m / 0.75 yards

Notions:

All views: one small button (3/8″ / 1 cm) or hook and eye, for the back neckline.

View B: Six small buttons for the cuff (3/8″ – 1/2″ / 1 – 1.2 cm)

Available size ranges
  • Sizes 6-20
  • Sizes 16-30

These size ranges are based on different body proportions and bust cup sizes, but for the same height of 5’6″. Our 6-20 size range is drafted for a sewists’ B cup, which means a difference of 2″ / 5 cm between your high bust and your full bust measurements. Our 16-30 size range is drafted for a sewists’ D cup, which means a difference of 4″ / 10 cm between your high bust and your full bust measurements. (In sewing terms, your cup size may differ from the cup size you would buy in stores!).

For this pattern, please choose the pattern size for which the Bust measurement is nearest to your full bust measurement, and if that is a size between 16 and 20 (inclusive), use your high bust measurement to select the appropriate size range to purchase. For PDF patterns (only), we include sizes 16-20 from the other size range with your purchase, so you’ll have both cup size options for those three overlapping sizes.

Finished garment measurements and intended fit

The Tia Blouse has a semi-fitted bust with a boxy fit through the waist, hitting a mid-hip length approximately 6″ (15cm) below the waist. There is roughly 4.5″ (11-12 cm) ease at the bust and 11″-12″ (28-30 cm) ease at the waist.

The measurements below are the approximate finished garment measurements. For body measurements, see our Size Charts.

Size 6-20

Size / Measurement68101214161820
Garment Bust and Waist (in)35.5″37.5″39.5″41.5″43.5″45.5″47.5″49.5″
Garment Bust and Waist (cm)90 cm95 cm100 cm105 cm110 cm115 cm120 cm125 cm

Size 16-30

Size / Measurement1618202224262830
Garment Bust (in)47.5″49.5″51.5″53.5″55.5″57.5″59.5″61.5
Garment Waist (in)47″49″51″53″55″5759″61″
Garment Bust (cm)120 cm125 cm131 cm136 cm141 cm146 cm151 cm156 cm
Garment Waist (cm) 119 cm124 cm130 cm135 cm140 cm145 cm150 cm155 cm

Available pattern formats
  • PDF: A downloadable PDF file containing the instructions booklet and your pattern pieces. Pattern piece files are provided in the following formats:
    • A4/US Letter size for printing at home.
    • Copyshop/A0 format for printing at a copy shop which handles large format printing. On the copyshop file, pattern pieces are oriented in the same direction, which may be helpful if you use a projector for your sewing projects.
  • Paper: A printed pattern folder containing your pattern pieces printed onto large sheets of tissue paper, and an A5 instructions booklet.