Vikisews Laima blouse sewing pattern, US sizes 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24

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Laima is a semi-fitted wrap blouse with a straight silhouette. The front bust darts have been transferred to the side seam. The back features shoulder darts transferred to the neckline. The blouse has a deep V-neckline, an extended shoulder line, and long set-in sleeves. The garment fastens with two tie belts attached to the front. Laima is below-hip length.

Model: Height 172 cm (5’8”), Bust 84 cm (33 1/8”), Waist 64 cm (25 1/4”), Hips 90 cm (35 3/8”). Model is wearing size 36 in height 3.

Approximate sewing time: 1 day (9 hours).

Sizing: this pattern is multisized - has sizes US 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24 nested on one pattern sheet, just choose your height.

Please also check Size chart and Garment length, sleeve length tabs for more information.


WOMEN SIZING

For women garments with separate distinct sizes:

Size

US 2 / EU 34 / UK 6

US 4 / EU 36 / UK 8

US 6 / EU 38 / UK 10

US 8 / EU 40 / UK 12

US 10 / EU 42 / UK 14

Bust, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Waist, cm

60

64

68

72

76

Hips, cm

86

90

94

98

102

Upper arm, cm

25.1

26.5

27.9

29.3

30.7

 

Size

US 12 / EU 44 / UK 16

US 14 / EU 46 / UK 18

US 16 / EU 48 / UK 20

US 18 / EU 50 / UK 22

US 20 / EU 52 / UK 24

Bust, cm

100

104

108

112

116

Waist, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Hips, cm

106

110

114

118

122

Upper arm, cm

32.1

33.5

34.9

36.3

37.7


Choosing a size for a protruding tummy

For women: to choose the right size for bottom garments, use the hip measurement plus the tummy protrusion

 

Laima instructions Sample (Laima_instructions_Sample.pdf, 1,469 Kb) Download

To sew this blouse, choose blouse- and dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- pliable, breathable, soft, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque

- the fabric content can include natural (silk, cotton, linen), artificial (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetic fibers (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: silk, artificial silk, satin, crepe, cupro, linen, silk velvet.

 

Attention! We do not recommend very stretchy knit fabrics and lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace).

 

The blouse in the photo is made of artificial silk. The fabric is soft, flexible, and has very little stretch.  The fiber content is 100% polyester. 

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, in meters:

Height/Size

34–36

38

40–46

48–52

1 (154–160)

1.59

2.01

2.08

2.18

2 (162–168)

1.66

2.03

2.12

2.26

3 (170–176)

1.71

2.05

2.18

2.33

4 (178–184)

1.77

2.07

2.25

2.4

 

Main fabric, 55" wide, in yards:

Height/Size

34–36

38

40–46

48–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 7/8

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 7/8

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 7/8

2 1/4

2 1/2

2 5/8

 

Main fabric, 145 cm wide, in meters:

Height/Size

34–38

40–46

48–52

1 (154–160)

1.55

1.96

2.09

2 (162–168)

1.6

2.02

2.12

3 (170–176)

1.65

2.1

2.2

4 (178–184)

1.7

2.15

2.25

  

Main fabric, 57" wide, in yards:

Height/Size

34–38

40–46

48–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

2 1/8

2 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 3/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 3/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 7/8

2 3/8

2 1/2

 

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

 

2. Lightweight knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55”) wide, for all sizes in all heights — 0.9 m (1 yd) 

3. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement: 

Height, cm

1 (154–160)

2 (162–168)

3 (170–176)

4 (178–184)

Length, m

1.82

1.88

1.94

2

  

Height, ft

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

Length, yd

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

  

4. Matching thread — 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 4 spools for the overlocker)

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- loop turner.

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

18.6–15.7

7 3/8–6 1/8

Waistline ease

37.1

14 5/8

Hipline ease

19

7 1/2

Upper arm ease

9.4–4.8

3 3/4–1 7/8

Height, cm

Back length, cm

Sleeve length including shoulder width, cm

1 (154–160)

70.5

74.1–78.5

2 (162–168)

73.5

76.1–80.6

3 (170–176)

76.6

78.1–82.6

4 (178–184)

79.5

80.2–84.5

 

Height, ft

Back length, in

Sleeve length including shoulder width, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

27 3/4

29 1/8–30 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

28 7/8

30–31 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

30 1/8

30 3/4–32 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

31 1/4

31 5/8–33 1/4

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download: 

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen height, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900mm width. Note that for height categories 3 and 4, the plotter pattern comes on 2 pages. 

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

 

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

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