Freia Blouse PDF Sewing Pattern

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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.

See what other people have been making in the Freia Blouse Gallery!

Sewing Level
The Freia Blouse is an intermediate level sewing pattern, perfect for those with some experience of lightweight, slippery fabrics.

Fabric Suggestions
We recommend lightweight woven fabrics with drape for the Freia Blouse, such as georgette and chiffon. Because of the delicate collar, Freia requires a fabric that is particularly lightweight. Even viscose and crepes may be a little on the heavy side. As it’s likely you’re fabric will be somewhat sheer, we recommend lining the front bodice (and optionally the back bodice too). Choose a plain fabric in the same weight as your outer fabric for this. Find the fabrics that Lisa’s Freia Blouses are made from in the Freia Blouse fabric category.

Fabric Requirements
The Freia Blouse sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the chart for details on 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 Freia Blouse pattern is either 44 A4 pages, 46 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop page (sizes 6-20), or 53 A4/US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop page (size 18-30).

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!