Cotton Blouse Patterns

The pretty prints beckon... the adorable colours call to you... sometimes their allure is just too strong to resist. Yes, we're talking quilting cottons.

Quilting cottons - or just "medium body weight cottons" - are fabrics often useful for house and accessories stitching. Think cushions, bags and, definitely, quilts. They come in a range of breathtaking styles and quirky prints, and - crucially - tend to feel rigid and hold their form, in the place of hanging lightly.
This tightness puts numerous stitchers off utilizing quilting cottons for stitching clothes. Another approach, meanwhile, fully embraces this sort of material for apparel - a few of the larger quilting textile designers also create sewing patterns designed to be utilized in tandem with the cotton fiber. Personally we sit somewhere in between, thinking they may be able work amazingly well with a few projects, but could be disastrous for others.

So whenever will it be fine to make use of quilting cotton for sewing attire? Of course section of this comes down to individual choice, although instructions I often follow tend to be these:

1. Figure out how much drape or body your project needs
Quilting cottons are apt to have quite a lot of human body to them, therefore will not cling or move over your curves. We learnt the hard way in my beginning of stitching that quilting cottons make very crisp tops that stay away from your human anatomy and merely look a bit odd. Whilst it don't work with my blouse, this particular aspect can be a valuable asset for several projects. My lobster Picnic Blanket Skirt, for instance, appears great in a quilting cotton (especially when it features lobsters on it!) whilst keeps the shape for the top really well. A-line skirts may also work very well within particular product while they contain the bold framework really.
2. Prevent jobs with sleeves
I am not saying it will never be done, but personally I would personallyn't sew sleeves in quilting cotton. Armholes and sleeves have to be flexible enough to allow you to move your hands and shoulders easily, and quilting cottons could make this annoyingly uncomfortable.
like ease of use 2591 in Joel Dewberry textile (preceding right). Beautiful!

3. Be practical as to what images it's likely you'll use
I need to admit I'm able to gladly spend hours playing an unconscious online game with myself of find-the-quirkiest-fabric-imaginable while searching on line fabric shops (see right for a number of my favourites). But before buying 3 metres of the squirrel print fabric, think about really whether you may put on a squirrel printing gown. In the event that you will, great! (I wear lobsters, which is demonstrably waaay much more classy.) But it is worth considering whether you had get more use out of a make up bag or cushion, including. You are able to appreciate a fabric and never having to wear it!

4. Give consideration to incorporating a lining
Incorporating a silky lining underneath the cotton enables the garment to glide over yourself more quickly. And yes it'll feel much nicer against your skin. Yes, it will require much more time, nonetheless it are worth it. Find out more about including a lining to a skirt.
Shanghai Tone® Chinese Asian Women's Vintage Elegant Cotton Bloom and Prosper Three-quarter Sleeve Short Mandarin Gown Cheongsam Chipao Qipao Pattern Blouse Black for Summer Available Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Art and Craft Supply (Shanghai Tone)
  • Available Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Please let seller know the size you need via Amazon message (contact seller). Size Chart can be found in the product description...
  • Material: Cotton
  • Hip-length (Shoulder To Hem): Approx. 24.0 (61 cm);(Sleeve Length):Approx. 16.9 (43 cm);(Inseam Length):Approx. 12.2 (31 cm)
  • Color: black mainly
  • Typical mandarin collar & Chinese frog button; Unique & never-have-outfit-clashes pattern
Simplicity Creative Patterns Simplicity 6 Made Easy Pattern 3750 Misses Tunic or Top with Sleeve Variations Sizes 8-10-12-14-16
Art and Craft Supply (Simplicity Creative Patterns)
  • Misses tops in size k5 (8-10-12-14-16) simplicity pattern 3750
  • Number of looks included:6
  • Available in sizes k5 (8-10-12-14-16) and u5 (16-18-20-22-24)
  • Instructions are written in English and Spanish
  • Designed and manufactured in the u.s.a
McCall Pattern Company Kwik Sew K3475 Blouses Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL
Art and Craft Supply (McCall Pattern Company)
  • Size: xs-s-m-l-xl
  • Includes pattern pieces and sewing instructions
  • Made by kwik sew
  • Copyright 2012
  • Printed in the u.s.a.
Simplicity Creative Patterns New Look Sewing Pattern 6808 Misses Tops, Size A (8-10-12-14-16-18)
Art and Craft Supply (Simplicity Creative Patterns)
  • Misses Tops in size A (8-10-12-14-16-18), New Look Pattern #6808
  • Number of looks included: 5
  • Designed in UK, Manufactured in USA
  • Instructions are written in English, Spanish, and French
  • Suggested fabrics: Cotton and Cotton Blends, Laundered Cottons, Silks and Silk Types, Jacquards, Laundered Silks-Rayons, Double Georgette, Linen and Linen Blends;...
Allegra K Allegra K Woman Paisley Pattern Jacquard Tasseled Ties Peasant Blouses Green M
Apparel (Allegra K)
  • Paisley Top, Split Neck, Semi Sheer
  • 3/4 Raglan Sleeves, Loose, Elastic Trim
  • Machine Wash Inside Out
  • Model Body Size: Height: 5ft 3inches, Bust: 33inches, Waist: 25 1/4inches, Hip: 35 3/8inches, model is wearing a X-Small

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