Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How to draw the back blouse pattern

As you can see I have used the front blouse pattern but outlined a few lines in red. This is where the back blouse pattern differs from the front blouse pattern. Another point to note is that there are no darts in the back so its even easier to draw than the front pattern.
So basically you draw the pattern like the front with these differences.
  1. Back neck depth is 0.5 inches lower than the front neck.But if you wish you can make it even lower.The difference between line J-I and J1-I1 is 0.5 inch.
  2. Now from line B-W measure 0.5 inch inward and draw a straight line starting from line J1-I1
  3. Next the length of the blouse in the back is 1 inch shorter than the front.Therefore measure 1inch inward from line W-X and draw line W1-X1
  4. The length of  W1-X1 is the back waist length.
  5. Join point X1 and point H
  6. As you can see I extended J1-I1 and line W1-X1 to meet line A. When cutting the pattern and if you decide to have a back opening;one half of the back pattern should get the 2 inch part extension attatched and the other side should be cut according to the pattern. This is for the opening and I will discuss it in a later post.
To cut the pattern cut along E-I-J1[not till the point where it meets AB  but 0.5 '" in wards]-W1-X1-H1-M[curve]-D-E. Well thats how you draw the back pattern. I hope it has not been too confusing. If you have any questions please post it on my blog . My next post will be on the final part of the pattern making which is the sleeve part.


  1. does the blouse use any fasteners, or does it tie, or use elastic? Your pattern is great, this is the only thing that confuses me

  2. Use small hooks you normally find on saree blouses.You can also use a tie in the back for decorational purposes.

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  4. Hi sonya,

    I have a question that u said To cut the pattern cut along E-I-J1[not till the point where it meets AB  but 0.5 '" in wards] but i think it shud be along E-I1-JI- isn't it?
    I also want to where to do this drawing in newspaper?
    Will be very much helpful if u clarify


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