Welcome to today’s free tutorial: How to Make a Net Wrap pleated Blouse pattern. lolx
The name is so long, but that was the only way I could best describe this blouse because it has so much going on and yet so simple and beautiful
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So with no further adieu, let’s begin by first analyzing this blouse.
From the looks of it, we can see that;
- The blouse consists of a net on the bodice region
- The blouse was breast-padded.
- It was designed to have a twisted wrap effect at the front that wraps around two bows
- While one shoulder is sleeveless, the other has a kimono effect.
- The lower region of the blouse is peplum
- And the blouse was fitted at the bodice using princess seam at the armhole.
- The blouse was embellished with rose designs.
Therefore, please note that this tutorial is not for beginners or intermediates; this tutorial is for expert sewists. However, as an intermediate sewist, you can choose to experiment. Therefore, to attempt making this blouse, you must first have:
- Knowledge on how to make a basic bodice( click here to download our free tutorial on how to draft a basic bodice)
- Knowledge on how to insert the various princess seams (Click here to download how to cut a breast-padded bodice using princess seams)
- Knowledge on how to add breast-pads to a bodice (click here)
- Knowledge on how to cut a peplum blouse (click here)
- Professional seam finishing
- Clean pressing and ironing
So you can see making this blouse will require a professional set of skills which you must acquire before attempting this blouse. So if you want to take your existing skills to the next level and learn professional ways of sewing and designing, please click here to register for one of our online classes today or request a physical tutor.
I plan to make this blouse for myself hopefully before the end of the month. Want to see how I make it? then click here to subscribe to TheQEffectz Channel today and don’t forget to hit the notification bell.
So now that we’ve figured out what the blouse is all about, let’s get to the fun part.
To make a pattern for this blouse using your body measurements or that of a client’s, you will need the following
- A basic bodice(Don’t know how to draft a basic bodice, please click here)
- Pattern papers
- Tracing papers
- Body measurements or that of a client’s. This measurements should include
- Under bust: Place a measuring tape and measure front the tip of your bust to the base of your bust.
- Waist to Hem: Place a measuring tape from the waist and measure the distance between your waist and where you want your blouse to stop
Drafting a pattern for this blouse will consists of:
Step 1: Begin by folding one of your pattern paper into equal halves. Trace out the front bodice
Step 2: Triplicate the front bodice
Each piece will take of:
- The net piece front bodice
- The wrap pleated front bodice
- The breast-padded front bodice
Step 3: Adjust the front piece 1 by measuring 2.5 inches from the center front line.
Step 4: Then draw a line from the neckline to the new point.
Step 5: Insert a princess seam from the armhole( see more about this here)
Step 6: Measure 1.5″ from the waist line and mark. Then draw a line from that point towards the center front line and then another from the neckline passed the waist line.
Step 7: Draw pleat lines
Step 8: Extend the shoulder line about 2 inches and reconnect it to the armhole
Step 9: Slash through the pleated line, spread on a new pattern paper and trace(Learn more about slash and spread here)
Step 10: Draft out a peplum(no fold), the waist line of which should be 1/2 of your waist measurement plus 1 inches seam allowance while the length should be the distance between your waist and hem of the blouse
Step 11: Also draft out two bows. One of which should be 20 inches long and 10 inches wide. The second should be the half length of the first.
Step 12: Then twist front piece 2. Use the extended length to twist the bows as shown below
Step 13: When you join all pieces of the front bodice, it will look like this
Step 14: For the back piece, fold your pattern paper into equal halves and trace out the back bodice from your bodice block
Step 15: measure 2.5 inches from the shoulder and mark. Then insert a princess seam
Slash through the folded line to create two back pieces
Step 16: Extend the shoulder line of one of the back pieces, just as front piece 2 and readjust the armholeWhen done, your adjusted back piece will look like this
Step 17: Slash through the princess seam
Step 18: Then repeat step 10. When done, your back pieces with pepla will look like these
So that’s it guys.
By the way, don’t forget to include stitch, ease, wearing and seam allowances when you draft your patterns out on your tracing paper. Don’t also forget to include all the relevant information needed for a successful pattern-drafting. For those who wish to sell these ideas commercially, don’t forget to grade these patterns using standard measurements and of course the printing directions.
Don’t have the faintest idea what I’m talking about? Then make sure you get ready to sign up for our Advanced course on pattern-drafting where we will be teaching you how to draft patterns for commercial purposes. This course will be available hopefully by June this year.
But anyway, if you have any question about today’s tutorial, please feel free to leave them on the comment box and I’ll respond to them.
So till next time for more free tutorials, kisses!
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