Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
Catherine Blouse
£8.50

Catherine Blouse

Our Catherine blouse is an elegant and versatile take on the classic tie blouse. Its detachable tie can be worn tied in a number of ways, or not at all, and as a sleeveless blouse it is great both for layering and in warmer weather.

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  • Sleeveless, collared blouse
  • Bias bound armscyes and neckline
  • Separate tie
  • Centre back neckline opening, fastened with hook and eye
Fabric Suggestions

We recommend medium/blouse weight crepe, soft cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, silk and other drapey fabrics.

Notions
  • Bias binding for the neckline and armscyes (approx 1.5m and with a folded width of approximately ½” – ¾”). If you are using our bias tape pattern, use View A.
  • A small hook and eye set for the neckline closure (or you could sew a thread chain and button if you prefer).
Fabric Requirements
  • Main fabric: 1.25 m (all sizes)
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing (0.5m) – optional, depending on your fabric choice and how firm you want your collar to look. Omit the interfacing for a softer collar look.

Use these measurements to select your pattern size. For this pattern, choose the closest size based on your bust measurements. 

Our instructions guide you through grading between sizes and making a couple of basic flat pattern adjustments to help you get a good fit.

BODY MEASUREMENTS

SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust (") 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
Waist (") 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
Hips (") 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Bust (cm) 79 84 89 94 99 104 109
Waist (cm) 61 66 71 76 81 86 91
Hips (cm) 86 91 96 102 107 112 117
Finished Garment Measurements
SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust (") 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Waist (") 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
Hips (") 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Bust (cm) 81 86 91 96 101 106 111
Waist (cm) 79 84 89 94 99 104 109
Hips (cm) 102 107 112 117 122 127 132

Our testers said:

"Beautiful. Nice idea with the collar, and great fit!"

"I even got the collar right ;)"

"The fit throughout the body is perfect! It is very flattering while not being too tight. For me this is the perfect amount of ease in a blouse like that."

"I LOVE THE TIE!"

"Fit wise it's perfect - I love my blouses to fit fairly closely, but not too tight, obviously. I'm very happy."

Features

  • Sleeveless, collared blouse
  • Bias bound armscyes and neckline
  • Separate tie
  • Centre back neckline opening, fastened with hook and eye

Fabric & Notions

Fabric Suggestions

We recommend medium/blouse weight crepe, soft cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, silk and other drapey fabrics.

Notions
  • Bias binding for the neckline and armscyes (approx 1.5m and with a folded width of approximately ½” – ¾”). If you are using our bias tape pattern, use View A.
  • A small hook and eye set for the neckline closure (or you could sew a thread chain and button if you prefer).
Fabric Requirements
  • Main fabric: 1.25 m (all sizes)
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing (0.5m) – optional, depending on your fabric choice and how firm you want your collar to look. Omit the interfacing for a softer collar look.

Body Measurements

Use these measurements to select your pattern size. For this pattern, choose the closest size based on your bust measurements. 

Our instructions guide you through grading between sizes and making a couple of basic flat pattern adjustments to help you get a good fit.

BODY MEASUREMENTS

SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust (") 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
Waist (") 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
Hips (") 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Bust (cm) 79 84 89 94 99 104 109
Waist (cm) 61 66 71 76 81 86 91
Hips (cm) 86 91 96 102 107 112 117

Finished Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements
SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust (") 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Waist (") 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
Hips (") 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Bust (cm) 81 86 91 96 101 106 111
Waist (cm) 79 84 89 94 99 104 109
Hips (cm) 102 107 112 117 122 127 132

Reviews & Comments

Our testers said:

"Beautiful. Nice idea with the collar, and great fit!"

"I even got the collar right ;)"

"The fit throughout the body is perfect! It is very flattering while not being too tight. For me this is the perfect amount of ease in a blouse like that."

"I LOVE THE TIE!"

"Fit wise it's perfect - I love my blouses to fit fairly closely, but not too tight, obviously. I'm very happy."