Bellini is a loose fitting, cap sleeved blouse with either a cutaway collar or a scalloped collar. This blouse is designed to be worn with the top button closed but can easily be worn with the neck open. It is a versatile basic that will add options to any wardrobe. The blouse closes with buttons at the centre front and features bias-bound armholes, a machine rolled hem and french seams throughout. Full illustrated instructions for these techniques are included.
The collar of this blouse is your blank canvas for embellishment. Add sequins, beads or sew-on gems for a night-time look, or go for a contrasting fabric such as leather/pleather for an edge.
Suitable fabrics include light- to medium-weight woven blouse fabrics, such as lawns, lightweight sateens and poplins. Ideal for polyester or silk crepe de chine, charmeuse or georgette.
The size chart is here.
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Fabric and Notions Required
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Using 115cm (45")-wide fabric? You'll need 1.7m (1 7/8 yd) for any size.
Using 150cm (60")-wide fabric? You'll need 1.0m (1 1/8 yd) for any size.
Note that more fabric may be required for directional prints, or for matching stripes or plaids.
You'll also need 0.7m (7/8 yd) of 115cm (45")-wide iron-on interfacing, plus five buttons and matching thread. Optionally, 1m of purchased bias binding.
Please note that this pattern is a blouse with two collar options (skirts shown are not included).
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This pattern is copyrighted and is not available for commercial use.