Having an unexpected detail or feature on a garment can be very intriguing. That’s why we are simply in love with our next featured pattern! We are taking a fresh look at a trend that will never go out of style! The Kleinia Blouse has self-covered buttons, fully functional and aligned down the back so be prepared to make an impression as you walk away! The playful and romantic vegan charmeuse print we used, makes it perfect for date night. Try styling it with a cute wool pencil skirt and add this top to your work-ready wardrobe. However you wear your Kleinia Blouse, you’ll be sure to turn heads!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Here’s how to sew:
I’m using french seams to finish my blouse. You can find more information about how to do a french seam here.
First, let’s attach the front yoke to our front bodice pattern.
Next, we can attach the back yoke as we did for the front.
After pressing all seams flat, you can attach the front to the back at the side seams which are also the underarm seams.
The neck, arm-holes and back opening are finished with a 1/2″ rolled hem.
Now for the fun part! Self-covered buttons and button-holes!!
You can follow the easy directions on the back of the button kit on how to cover your buttons.
Align your buttons along the side of your shirt opening for easy button-hole placement.
Pin to mark your button-hole placement.
That’s it! You’re done. Make sure to let us know how you plan to wear your Kleinia Blouse!