Bloomsbury Blouse by NINA LEE

  • Bloomsbury Blouse
Pattern: Bloomsbury Blouse by NINA LEE


Pattern Description:  A high-necked, Edwardian-inspired blouse for the romantic in all of us. Choose to make the narrow ruffles and appear dainty and demure, or opt for an unequivocally flamboyant and fun look with the bold wide ruffles. Ruffles have been dominating the catwalk in recent seasons but Bloomsbury translates a trend that can sometimes be a little OTT into a garment easy to wear and style. Well suited to lightweight cotton, if you’re feeling adventurous Bloomsbury could also be made in a drapey fabric or even velvet and lace for a touch of high Victoriana. The blouse features a high collar, a yoked bodice with two ruffle options, button-back fastening, bracelet-length sleeves, and the option to add ruffles to the collar and/or sleeves. Whilst care is required when sewing the yoke and collar curves, this pattern should be suitable for an ambitious beginner who isn’t afraid of taking their sewing to the next stage.


Sizing:  I made 8 with 10 at waist


Difficulty: intermediate, lots of gathering for ruffles, but so worth it!!


Fabric Used: Caution Yellow/ Graphite Grey Polyester Animal Print Blouse from Fabric Mart


Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I think it is good instruction


Likes: ruffles


Dislikes:  none


Pattern alterations or any design changes made:  altered one size larger at the waist and add 3/4″ at bicep


Would I sew it again?  Yes, I want to make with solid for next one I would probably make it one size larger


Would I recommend it to others?  Yes, definitely

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