Rebecca Page Patterns just released the classic button-up blouse pattern. As I mentioned in my last post about this blouse it is a fairly easy pattern but the finished results are amazing. The first time I sewed this I used a medium-weight cotton fabric. This time I'm using a flannel blend.
Table Of Contents
- Sew-Along Details
- Sew-Along Supplies
- Classic Blouse Pattern Features
- Grab Some Fabric To Create Your Classic Blouse!
You will need to purchase the classic button-up blouse pattern.
- 12x ⅜ inch wide Buttons
- Interfacing - You will need iron-on interfacing for your collar, collar stand, and cuffs. Approximately 1 yard will be sufficient for all sizes. For medium weight woven fabrics, a light weight interfacing is best. For light weight woven fabric, use a heavier interfacing to give the collar more structure.
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Tailors chalk/fabric pen
- Optional twin needle and pintuck foot
- Optional startch
- Loop turner
- Measuring tape
- Serger/overlocker optional but not required.
Getting the Fabric Ready
It is always a good idea to wash, dry, and iron your fabric before you begin cutting the pattern out on it. I wash following the directions for the fabric or how I plan to wash the finished garment. Prewashing your fabric ensures that you don't run into shrinkage later. If you need more details on how to prep your fabric before sewing I suggest reading our post Getting Your Fabric Ready To Sew.
Getting the Pattern Ready
After measuring yourself and choosing the correct pattern size you will need to print the pattern unless you are using a projector. This pattern does have the layers option allowing you to only print the size you need. This will save you time and paper. Another great option is to have it printed at a copy shop. When I use this option I usually use FedEx office but you'll want to shop around because the cost varies. I've seen prices anywhere from $4 a sheet up to $10.
Cutting out the Fabric
Now that the fabric is ready and your pattern has been printed and cut out it is time to cut the pattern pieces out of the fabric.