About the Chelsea Blouse
The Chelsea blouse plays with the Maison Fauve's key features: pretty sleeves, pleats, all renewed with a raglan sleeve assembly. The model allows several finishes. You can include a pleated front or not, gathered and buttoned sleeve or sleeve strap, and these features vary the difficulty and provides opportunities to play with your fabrics and your patterns. It's beautiful untucked or tucked. Its cut is slightly fitted, for a structured, feminine and comfortable fall.
Select lightweight fabrics (80 to 160 g/m2) with more or less hold depending on the desired effect on the folds. Be careful, your fabric must mark well with the iron and not deform too much: viscose, tencel, cotton, crepe, poplin, satin, or twill. The openwork fabrics will also be interesting for this model, especially since the cleanliness of the neckline is achieved with a bias.
Yardage for sizes 34 to 52
- Fabric for a width of 140 cm:
34-46 : 150 cm
48-52 : 165 cm
- 20 cm of iron-on for pieces 4 and 7
- 2 buttons of about 10-15 mm for the buttoned sleeve version
The pattern size range is 34 to 52 (European), which covers a bust measurement range from: 80 to 122 cm
Level of Difficulty
The pattern is rated 'In the middle' - the technical points are the realization of the pleats on the front bust and the shoulders, the ripstop slit with the assembly of the cuff and the installation of the bias neckline.