The Ngaio Blouse (pronounce Ny-e-o, with the e almost silent), named for Dame Ngaio Marsh, playwrite and novelist, is an elegant 1930s inspired blouse with a modern twist.
The front features a V-neck and a gathered upper bodice, with pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-DD/E) & Large (F+) busts. Back darts provide shaping below the waist so the top skims the waist and sits snugly on the hips. The darts release at the waist creating a blouson upper back. The top pulls on over the head, making for an easy closure-free sew.
View A is sleeveless, View B has short sleeves.
The Ngaio Blouse is designed for soft, lightweight fabrics with moderate to high drape, such as: cotton lawns; cotton & linen voiles; cotton, wool, & viscose/rayon challis; silk, viscose/rayon, synthetic, & very lightweight wool crepes; and charmeuse satin. The fabric requirements are the same for all views.
Jenni is just between an E & F cup, and wears a size 40 Medium bust size in yellow spotted silk crepe de chine in, and a size 40 Large bust size in blue & yellow Liberty silk-cotton voile.
Leimomi is a B cup, and wears a size 38 Small bust in peach striped linen voile.
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The Ngaio Blouse zip contains the following files:
- Full Instructions: 11 pages
- Streamlined Instructions: 4 pages
- Print-At-Home Pattern: 29 pages
- Copyshop Pattern: 1 A0 pages
- Printing Instructions: 2 pages
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