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Zero Waste Basic Blouse Pattern

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*** This pattern is a part of our Zero Waste Collection. Check out the rest of the collection here ***  

The Zero Waste Basic Blouse is a simple dolman blouse with short sleeves and a back neckline zipper in children's sizes 2 to 14. This pattern can be made from a woven fabric or a stable (not too stretchy) knit fabric.

  • Easy to sew with step-by-step instructions with pictures and video.
  • The whole thing is made from a simple rectangle of fabric with no leftovers.
  • Instructions also included to help you with fit.

Sizes: The pattern starts at a size 2 and goes up to a size 14 (kids sizing).

File types: A4/Letter size PDF (for home printers), A0 size PDF (for printshops), and a projector file too.

Difficulty: Mid Level Skills (This is classed as Mid Level Skills because of the zip, but there are step by step instructions, it is the perfect zip practice project).

All the patterns in the Zero Waste Collection are cut from a single rectangular piece (or pieces if there is a lining) of fabric with no waste. This leaves you with only usable rectangular remnants the size of which depends the size of the pattern and the width of the original fabric.

We know that this type of pattern cutting is not a 'fix all' for waste in the sewing world, but it is our step in the right direction and we really hope you enjoy the patterns as much as we do.

Click here to see the whole tester gallery with this pattern in a range of sizes and fabrics 

Our kids sizes in cm

Our kids sizes in inches


This pattern is designed for light to medium weight woven fabrics. These include (but are not limited to): Quilting weight cotton, poly cottons or linen. The pattern can also be sewn from 2 way knit fabrics with 25% or less stretch in the crosswise direction. These include (but are not limited to): Light to medium weight jersey fabrics, the likes of which might be suitable for a t-shirt. Note: This pattern is not suitable for directional fabric.

Other needs

  • Co-ordinating thread
  • 1 x closed end dress zip :10cm (4") long for sizes 1 to 5, and 13cm (5") long for sizes 6 to 14
  • A piece of fusible interfacing 2.5cm (1") wide and the length of your zip tape
  • A length of 1cm (3/8) wide single fold bias tape (see table below for length required)

Fabric amounts

Binding amounts

One of the joys of a digital product is that delivery is both instant and free!

When you finish your purchase you will recieve an email with a link to download your PDF Pattern. You can print out your pattern on regular letter or A4 paper and tape it together, or send the file off to the printers to get it printed in A0 format (so you don't have to tape it together).

The pattern comes with beginner friendly written instructions with illustrations for each step.

If you purchase this pattern and find it too hard, you realize it's not what you wanted or you are dissatisfied with it in any way you can contact me within 30 days and receive a full refund.

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