402 – Edith Blouse and Dress

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Edith is a mid 50’s-style inspired – but absolutely timeless – blouse or shirtdress, with softly rounded collar and lapels. Edith is very flattering to all body shapes. She gently skims the curves, and you can wear her anywhere for any occasion – with out ever getting tired of her company.

Wear the blouse with skinny jeans or trousers for work or play and the knee length dress for a night out or for shopping, depending on your fabric choice.
For hourglass or pear body shapes – wear a belt with the dress to emphasise your tiny waist.

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Description

About the Edith Blouse or Dress sewing pattern

Edith is a lovely fitted blouse or dress with a collar and rounded lapel.

The kimono sleeved Edith has back shoulder darts and waist darts at front and back as well as bust darts – giving a fitted, but not overly fitted look. It’s buttoned at the centre front.

 

Sizes

This multisized pattern includes all sizes from either  B34 (Bust = 80 cm/31½”)to B46 (Bust = 104 cm/41″) or  C34 (Bust = 84 cm/33″)to C46 (Bust = 108 cm/42½”). See image of size chart for further measurements.

This pattern was drafted for a either a standard B-bust or a size C-bust.
If you wear a larger bust size, you should do a Full Bust Alteration, as described in this article.

 

Delivery

This pattern is a .PDF download, which you will be able to download right after ordering. You can then print the pattern on your home printer (A4 or letter) and easily assemble it following the directions included in the instructions.

 

Recommended Fabric

The Edith Blouse Dress is designed for medium weight woven fabric. The red dotted version is made in poplin and the dress is made in chambrey.

For the blouse you need 95 cm (1 yard) of 140 cm wide fabric and for the dress you’ll need 240 cm (2.5 yard) of 140 cm wide fabric (All though you can probably get away with less if you use non-directional fabric).

 

Additional Supplies

Thread and suitable needle.
5 – 7 buttons
Interfacing for the under collar, the back neckline facing and the front edge facing.

Optional: Bias tape for a bias tape hem facing.