Expand the possibilities of your Rita Blouse with this statement sleeve! Make it in lace for a little extra drama. This pattern was originally published on Patreon on Apr. 1, 2020.
I’ve had lots of questions about sewing this design in a knit, since it would make such a comfy t-shirt style top with a vintage twist.
Final post, everyone! All that’s left at this point is the hem. Just like you did for the casings, you’re going to guide stitch around the hem using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitching through just a single layer. Next, turn up the hem along the guide stitching so that the stitching is just turned to […]
We have inserted the elastic into the neckline and sleeve casings but have not sewn it permanently yet. We’ll adjust the fit if needed, then stitch the elastic in place permanently.
Time to put in your sleeves and create those lovely elastic casings!
I personally like to use an invisible zipper foot. However, many swear by using a regular zipper foot, and there are plenty of tutorials on line for that method.
It’s finally time to really start sewing! We’re going to do steps 1-5, which will get us all the way to inserting the zipper.
Take a good look at the cutting layouts before you start. This blouse doesn’t take much fabric (hallelujah!) and the cutting layouts were designed to minimize your fabric usage.
Are you ready to get started on your Rita Blouse? One of the most important steps in making this blouse is analyzing your body measurements versus the Size Chart and the Finished Measurement Chart.
My absolute favorite fabrics for this blouse are rayons and lightweight cottons like lawn or voile.