Instructions for a beautiful sailor blouse

Difficulty level Beginner
Time to Complete Weekend


You will need

The download cut includes 3 cut variations, the sailor blouse and two more, all from the Inspiration Special Fashion Basics from 2016. The red lines apply to the sailor blouse.

Picture: Cool blouse for sailors


  • Press interfacing on all required pieces
  • Neaten all side seams, also sleeves
  • Up to size. 42: stitch the bust darts.
  • Close side and shoulder seams.

Picture: Cool blouse for sailors

  • Stitch the facing pieces together and neaten the outside edge.
  • Attach the facing to the blouse right sides together with a 1 cm seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance back to 5 mm, press seams towards interfacing and edgestitch with foot no. 10/ 10C, 2 positions to the left on the interfacing.
  • Stitch the buttonholes on the left and attach the buttons on the right side of the back.

Picture: Cool blouse for sailors

  • Optional stitch two rows of a longer stitch length on the armhole for easing the sleeve into the armhole.
  • Stitch the sleeve seams.
  • Stitch the sleeves into the blouse- matching the notches.
  • Neaten the sleeve and blouse hem.
  • Press the sleeve and the blouse hem up 2 cm. Topstitch the sleeves  with a decorative stitch.
  • Topstitch the hem with a straight stitch and add a couple of decorative boats (stitch no. 950)