Afternoon Blouse by Jennifer Lauren Handmade

A vintage-inspired blouse or dress with a decorative neckline and center front button.

Pattern: Afternoon Blouse
Designer: Jennifer Lauren Handmade
Categories: Blouses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Challis, Eyelet, Linen, Silk, Voile
required fabric: 13/4 to 27/8 yards
Sizes: 2 - 20
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.99
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The Afternoon Blouse sewing pattern by Jennifer Lauren Handmade is 1940s-inspired and beginner friendly. This blouse or dress features drop sleeves and a decorative neckline with two options. Sew your Afternoon Blouse in a silk crepe de chine and pair it with a pair of high waisted, wide legged trousers for a chic look.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 86
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust32 7/834 7/836 7/838 7/840 7/842 7/845 3/847 1/848 5/850 5/8
Waist303234363839 3/441 3/443 3/445 1/447 1/2
Hips39 1/441 1/44345474950 3/452 1/254 1/456

Fabric Required (yards)

Blouse (45" Wide)2222222222
Blouse (60" Wide)1 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4
Dress (45" Wide)2 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/8
Dress (60" Wide)2 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/8

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Buttons
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • Elastic

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

This blouse sewed together easily. The instructions were extremely helpful and was just the right amount of tips to ensure that the decorative detail on the front went together beautifully.

I'm definitely going to sew the other version up with the squared corner detail on the front. I would definitely recommend this blouse for other to sew!

My only dislike was that the blouse is more form-fitting that I prefer. The blouse fits me and looks beautiful but I prefer a little more ease than the pattern allows. I will size up one size for my next version so that I get the ease that I prefer. Overall, I am extremely please with the pattern and the blouse that I sewed from it.