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Martha Blouse
Martha Blouse
Martha Blouse
Martha Blouse
Martha Blouse
Martha Blouse
Martha Blouse
£8.50

Martha Blouse

Our 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.**

See the tabs below the product images for further information.

  • 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 Suggestions

We recommend drapey fabrics such as crepe, rayon/viscose, silks, and soft cottons/linens.

Notions
  • Bias binding for the neckline and armscyes (approx 1.5m and with a single-folded width of approximately ½” – ¾”). If you are using our bias tape pattern, use View A.
  • 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) – if you’re using our bias tape pattern, use view B for the neckline. You should still use ½” tape for the armscye.
  • 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: 0.75 m (all sizes)
  • Contrast strip fabric: 4cm x 60cm (all sizes)

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:

"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."

Features

  • 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

Fabric Suggestions

We recommend drapey fabrics such as crepe, rayon/viscose, silks, and soft cottons/linens.

Notions
  • Bias binding for the neckline and armscyes (approx 1.5m and with a single-folded width of approximately ½” – ¾”). If you are using our bias tape pattern, use View A.
  • 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) – if you’re using our bias tape pattern, use view B for the neckline. You should still use ½” tape for the armscye.
  • 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: 0.75 m (all sizes)
  • Contrast strip fabric: 4cm x 60cm (all sizes)

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:

"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."