Ella Blouse PDF Sewing Pattern



The Ella Blouse is the perfect little companion to any outfit. It looks great worn over a dress as a summer cover-up, or on its own paired with a high-waist. Made in a plain fabric Ella is smart and chic for the office, whereas in a patterned fabric she shines as a cute little going-out number.

The Ella Blouse is an adorable waist-length top which wraps across the front and secures in place with long ties. The side seams gently pleat into the tie at the waist for a flattering fit, while the 3/4 length kimono sleeves elegantly add interest. It is beautifully finished on the inside with facings. The Ella Blouse is the perfect project for beginner, intermediate and advanced dressmakers alike – a versatile wardrobe piece that is both simple yet interesting to sew.

See what other people have been making in the Ella Blouse Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Ella Blouse sewing pattern is perfect for advanced beginner sewers onwards. With fairly simple construction, the difficulty comes mostly in working with lightweight, drapey fabrics, so we recommend you have some experience of sewing these. With its super simple design, our Silk Cami pattern is a great place to start. As it’s a wrap style blouse, Ella is nice and easy to fit.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Ella Blouse we recommend lightweight woven fabrics with lots of drape, such as viscose, georgette and lightweight crepes. For more beginner stitchers, it would also look lovely in a lightweight cotton such as lawn or voile.

Fabric Requirements
The Ella Blouse sewing pattern is available in sizes 8-20. See the size chart for details on measurements and fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Ella Blouse pattern is either 24 A4/US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages.

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!