Hello everyone! We’re here today to bring you our first pattern from lockdown. Meet the Freia Blouse!
Full of romance, the Freia Blouse is a gorgeously floaty lightweight top, with on-trend ruffles at the neckline and sleeve hems.
The blouse gathers around the neckline into a pretty ruffle collar and is finished with a rouleau tie, while the set-in sleeves gather with elastic.
Choose from a cute short puff sleeve, or an elegant full length one. The bodice front (and optionally back) are lined for modesty, with the sleeves kept sheer for a delicate mix of textures.
Shaped with gathers rather than darts, Freia makes for a comfortable, easy fit. Designed to be sewn in lightweight drapey fabrics, this blouse makes a nice challenge for an intermediate sewer looking to grow their skills with an interesting project. The pattern includes instructions for French seams for an impeccable finish.
The Freia Blouse is available in our new extended size range of UK 6-30. Sizes 6-20 are drafted to our standard B cup, with the 18-30 range designed for a D cup. Both blocks overlap on size 18 and 20 so that you can choose the cup size most suited to you.
As you can see, because of the lockdown the photoshoot for this pattern was a little more DIY than usual, and we’re really sorry we don’t have any more model pictures to share this time. It means we’re extra grateful to our Pattern Insiders, who have been sewing their own Freia Blouses over the past couple of weeks at home. Keep an eye on the #soifreiablouse hashtag on Instagram to see their stunning versions!
We can’t wait to see your Freia Blouses!