In part 3 of our Cap Sleeve (Plus Size) Blouse Sew Along with Meg Healy from from BurdaStyle.com we are going to go over how to finish the cap sleeves with an armhole facing, and then how to style your blouse.
You can get the pattern here with additional help and video tutorial to complete this versatile and figure-flattering wrap blouse that can take you straight from the office to after work cocktails. Take it away Meg!
Step 1: Fold the cap sleeve pieces, wrong sides together along the fold line and matching up the curved edges.
Step 2: Pin the top notches of the cap sleeves to the shoulder seams of the blouse and continue to pin along the armholes. Stitch cap sleeves to bodice armhole inside seam allowances.
Step 3: Interface the armhole facings (if not already) and stitch both the facing seams, right sides together. Press seam allowances open. Serge-finish the outer edges.
Step 4: With cap sleeve basted to armhole, place the sewn armhole facings right sides together with the bodice matching the shoulder and side seams. Stitch. Note: the cap sleeve will be sandwiched in between the bodice and facing.
Step 5: Grade seam allowances and flip facings to wrong side. Press.
Step 6: Topstitch around the armhole close to the seam. Hand stitch the armhole facing edges to the inner allowances of the side and shoulder seams.
Step 7: Also hand stitch the peplum front extensions to the waistline seam allowances.
Step 8: Pull the right tie band through the side seam slit.
Finished, and remember that you can totally customize your plus size blouse through Sprout and also have your pattern’s size line directly printed onto different types of fabric! Remember to use code SEWCAPSLV (one discounted blouse per customer through June 31st) to receive 15% off your blouse. Start designing here. (https://sproutpatterns.com/burdastyle?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=BurdaStyleSprout&utm_content=SproutMain)
This blouse works for the office paired with sleek trousers like these topstitched plus size ones. Throw on a pair of statement earrings, some flats, and grab your briefcase – you are ready to go to work in style! Order this exact orange geo blouse here.
If you’re taking this blouse out on the town, it’s easy to dress up! Simply sew wear it over a form-fitting skirt like this plus size leather one – then all you need are some killer shoes and a fun clutch to bring it all together. We love this delicate white/black printed one, and you can order the exact one here ).
One of our favorite things to do during the summer months, is to gather with friends and go out for brunch. This blouse works perfectly with its adjustable fit, and all you really need are a pair of pants and of course summer sandals. These work great and also order the summer lemon blouse here!
We hope you enjoyed this sew-along and have fun designing, sewing, and wearing your own plus size cap sleeve blouse!
Don’t forget, if you order through Sprout here use code SEWCAPSLV for 15% off (good for one blouse until June 30th 2018). Get yours here!