Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

Today I’ll be sharing with you the curvy girl’s perfect jeans blouse. What makes it perfect, you might ask? Well, I recently got to put it to the test, making it only in a matter of hours before hopping on a flight to Europe. That trip, which I only just made it back from, is worth its own story (coming soon!). What I really needed was something easy to make, casual and chic at the same time, and I’m very happy to say this blouse delivered.

This week I’m sharing with you the same blouse as last week, just in larger sizes with some slight modifications. Thank you very much for all the feedback on the last post asking for larger sizes. I appreciate all of your feedback, so don’t be shy and leave a comment below.

The sewing instructions are the same as last week’s blouse. The characteristics of the blouse are the same as well.

Gathers at the shoulders,

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

elastic at wrists,

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

easy to apply bias tape at the collar,

perfect jeans blouse

and a high and low hemline.

jeans blouse

Materials

  • 2 1/2 to 3 yards of cotton Satine, batiste, silk back crepe, or jersey with 30% stretch.
  • Bias tape 1/2″ to 3/4″
  • Thread to match
  • 1 yard of 3/8″ to 1/2″ elastic

Tools

  • Sewing machine (ideal but Optional)
  • Serger
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Sewing needle 70 or 80

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Sewing Skill: Confident Beginner

Just like the original, this perfect jeans blouse is ideal for a beginner who has never made a blouse. You will practice the applications of bias tape and elastic, sewing a hem, and, more importantly, you will practice choosing the right size for your figure.

Take note that there is no seam allowance included with the pattern. I recommend a 5/8″ if using the french seam technique to finish the blouse or a 3/8″ if using a serger.

Body Measurements

Size 16 18 20 22
Bust 41 43 1/2 45 1/2 47
Waist 33 36 38 40
Hips 43 45 47 51

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The Larger Perfect Jeans Blouse Pattern Layout

Curvy girl's perfect jeans blouse

How To Make Your Curvy Girl’s Perfect Jeans Blouse

The sewing instructions are the same for both blouses, even if you use knit fabric.

The only additional instructions would be the sleeves. I have added additional room at the shoulders for more gathers, fold the sleeves in half and mark the center of the sleeves, then gather the sleeves one inch on either side of the center mark.

Find The Step-By-Step Instructions Below

I am the kind of person, who before a trip packs the night before if I’m lucky. More likely it ends up being two hours before I have to leave for the airport. This terrible habit always lands me packing wrong for the trip.

On my last trip where I’d be gone for most of a month, I could only manage to pack three blouses, two pairs of jeans, and one pair of shoes. This was not completely by choice, but because most of my possessions were stored inside a 40′ container and have been trapped there since we’d moved. We have recently downsized our life by adding some land but shrinking the house. As a consequence unpacking has been slow and difficult due to the lack of space.

So when I was getting ready to pack my suitcase with opposite-season clothes, I was staring at the possibility of opening 200 boxes or more to find clothes suitable for the trip. Making this blouse literally became easier for me. So this is why I am sharing this curvy girl’s perfect jeans blouse with you. I hope you find it practical to make and wear as I did.

What type of packing do you do before a trip? Are you the kind who packs to the last detail weeks in advance, or are you like me, just throwing clothes in the suitcase and hoping to have something that will match on arrival? Let me know in the comments below. I am curious…

See you next week, And Until Next Time, Happy Sewing!


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