Dove Blouse by Megan Nielsen

A loose-fitting blouse with varying sleeve options, french darts, a v-neckline and curved neckline.

Pattern: Dove Blouse
Designer: Megan Nielsen
Categories: Blouses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Charmeuse, Crêpe de Chine, Lawn, Linen, Shirting, Silk, Voile
required fabric: 11/2 to 23/4
Sizes: XS - XL
Paper Sewing Pattern
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The Dove Blouse sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen is a loose fitting shirt featuring three different variations. Version 1 features french darts, a v-neckline, and a curved hemline (as do the other versions) in addition to elbow length sleeves. Option 2 gives you flared sleeves and option 3 features bell sleeves that make a statement. Sew your own blouse in a cotton shirting for a top that could be worn to work or out and about. Make the Dove top with a linen for a lightweight, and comfortable summer top.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust36 5/838 5/840 1/242 1/244 1/2
Front Length (shoulder to hem)25 3/825 3/426 1/425 3/427 1/4
Back Length (shoulder to hem)27 1/22828 1/22929 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Version 1 (60" Wide)1 5/81 5/81 3/41 3/41 3/4
Version 1 (45" Wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
Version 2 (60" Wide)1 5/81 5/81 3/41 3/41 3/4
Version 2 (45" Wide)2 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/4
Version 3 (60" Wide)22222
Version 3 (45" Wide)33333
Interfacing 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This paper pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

My material was a little slippery to work with so next time I plan to make it with cotton.

This is a fun pattern, with different sleeve options.

Megan Nielsen's instructions are very thorough making this an easy creation!