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My Romantic Blouse pattern is meant to go with the jumper you can make from the Romantic Era Dress pattern, but it is also versatile enough to use for other eras. The blouse is definitely an “inspired by” creation and not meant to be period authentic. Made in heirloom fabrics with long sleeves and lace trimming, it works beautifully with the 1830s jumper. Made in a sturdier shirting material with short sleeves, it looks very retro-1949! You can also trim it with wide lace at the collar and cuffs and tuck the shirt into the “Beatrix” Skirt for a very “Armistice Day” look. This is a fun pattern to use to create a wide variety of styles.

  • Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL (essentially 6-24) all included in one ePattern.
  • Illustrated instructions make construction easy!
  • Options for long, cuffed sleeves and short cap sleeves.
  • All-in-one collar makes this an easy blouse to put together.
  • Photo Instructions in the works!
  • Click to download the Romantic Blouse Pattern yardage chart.
  • Available for instant download!
  • This pattern is rated intermediate, but an experienced beginner will be able to navigate it if the collar step is taken slowly and carefully.

Note: If you purchased a copy of this pattern prior to August 20, 2007, click HERE for corrections/revisions.

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14 comments on “Romantic Blouse Pattern”

    • Hello! The model wore a camisole of her own. I do have a camisole option going into my new Edwardian Undies pattern that is in the finishing stages now, but you can also check, as they have one, too. 🙂

  1. An I just not seeing a waistline marking on this pattern? I know I will have to shorten this blouse because I am 5’1″ and always have to shorten everything, but I don’t see any “lengthen or shorten here” marks on this pattern to use as a starting point for making adjustments.

    Thanks in advance for tips and help.

    • Hi, Alma!

      This is one of those “what?!” moments when a customer points out something missing that has gone unremarked for years! You are right; the lengthen-shorten lines are missing!

      I’ve made an image to show you where to add them:

      RBLP correction

      I’m short-waisted and actually do not have to adjust the pattern at all–I just set the pleats so they hit where needed to define my waistline. Hope this helps!

  2. I have just started sewing and I have started working on this blouse very eagerly. Unfortunately, I do not understand how to sew the collar part. Is it correct that next to cutting two front bodices you have to cut two extra collar extensions? Otherwise I would not have a clue how to do 2F of the assembly instructions.

    • Hi, Eveline! Sorry for the delay in responding. I didn’t get a notification of your comment. 😮 The collar is one with the blouse front–you do not sew it on separately. The facing piece (not a collar extension) is used to line the collar and the front of the blouse. If you pin-fit the collar step by step, you’ll have an “ah ha” moment once you see that the collar simply joins at the center back, then is sewn directly to the bodice itself along the neckline edge. This creates an all-in-one collar without a separate piece. The facing is then sewn together at the center back (neck) and pinned to the blouse, right sides together. This finishes the edges of the collar and the front opening of the blouse. Let me know if you need more help!

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