Taylor — Linen Swing Blouse Pattern

An easy project to sew, this loose fitting and flattering blouse is great on warmer days. Visit The Thread for the original article and instructions on sewing this item.

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Pattern specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: No
Instructions: No

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Doesn't fit together right?
Reviewer: Cleo

I wish I'd read the comments on the tutorial before starting. The front and back pieces are wildly different sizes. I was hoping it would fit together in the end, but I followed the instructions to the T, and it hangs super weirdly and looks bad...

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Reviewer: carole

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Reviewer: Maris

Nothing about this top was flattering for me. I'm a size 6. I wound up taking the sides in, extending the buttons all the way down, putting in some darts, taking the shoulders up and making the sleeves short... it's basically a whole different shirt now, but done in an annoying roundabout way...

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Reviewer: Kate

Some patterns on here come with a size guide as well as a finished garment size guide together. This only comes with finished bust size. I think it would be useful considering how much ease people are finding the finished garment has maybe add both of the sizing guides so ladies can choose which size they would prefer based on how much ease.

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Yards needed?
Reviewer: Elizabeth

Doesn't mention how much yards needed?!

FS Team profile image F|S Team

Thank you for pointing that out. Some of our older free patterns do not have yardage charts for each size but we are hoping to upgrade them soon. :) The 2 yards listed in The Thread tutorial for this pattern will work for all the included sizes.

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wonderful pattern
Reviewer: Shari

This has become my go to blouse. I have made it 5 times, in linens and rayons, and loved it every time. Thank you for making it a free download!!!!

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Pattern Sizing
Reviewer: Annamarie

The pattern sizing is generous. I normally take a size 8-10 in pattern sizes. Note: I am small, but not a petite size. I cut a size 8/10 and pin fit it before sewing since I wasn't sure of the design ease. My bust measures 32 inches. So, I had 8 inches of ease. The size 8/10 was way too big on me. It looked like a large, oversized shirt from the 80s. I then cut the pattern pieces down to a size 4/6. Now, I can actually see the blouse design. I also extended the center back in width by 1 5/8" for a self facing; I didn't want the extra bulk of an attached facing. Also, the "cut line" on the right back pattern piece is actually an overlap line, NOT a line for cutting. The next time that I make this pattern, I will add an armcye and slightly curve it under the arm to prevent the fabric from bunching.

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Tres belle tunique
Reviewer: Michele

Ti Unique parfaite

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Sally profile image wear it all the time!
Reviewer: Sally

I love this pattern. I french-seamed it, made it a little longer in back, and used a contrasting fabric for facing at wrists and neck.

I like how this top came out in Cobalt blue. For reference, I'm a size 16 with a 40 DDD bust, but I made the 12/14 after reading the reviews that this runs large. I followed the pattern exactly except that I lengthened the frill by about 4 inches and added interfacing to the button stands. The only issue is that for me, the top came out a little loose and bunchy in the back shoulders, but then a bit too tight at the lower back. Next time I'll probably take in the back shoulder on my pattern, and scale out the lower parts of the back pattern an inch or two. But even like this, it's a cute shirt on. I am a heavier body type and it's still flattering on me so I was pleased. Even with my large bust the front works great without darts. I was surprised how cute it was. I am not a real expert sewer either and this was well within my capabilities as long as I went slow and read the directions carefully. Hope this helps someone!

Posted by Amy

Here the beautiful little Dalia wearing the Taylor top for children (size 7-8 years) in Natural mix with a skirt in Natural.

Posted by France

I'm in love with the Taylor top for women. I'm a photograher and a creator and I have make the Taylor top for children and keep the name also. I have sewn it in Natural mix and in Natural from Fabrics Store. I love the grain, the texture, the fall of this 5.3 oz long staples linen. My little handmade pure linen collection is sold on my website, lelinquotidien.com. I will add the beautiful Taylor top and a dress also inspired by the top very soon. I will also change all my collection with the time, using Oeko-Tex linen from Fabrics Store.

Posted by France

I used the lighter weight linen from Fabrics-Store in Apricot for this top. Cut bias for neck facing at 1.5 inches, and serged seams and hems. Instructions are a bit sparse but an experienced beginner should be able to successfully complete the project and have a very cute top!

Posted by Nancy

I agree with other review, this is a bulky blouse. I realize it is intended to be generous, but the 4/6 swims on me. My daughter, 10/12, is modeling it. It is also pretty short, so add length to the ruffle if you are long waisted. Love the style. Keep those patterns coming!

Posted by Susan
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