Sew a gathered blouse with bias binding neckline✄

What to Bring

  • Sewing machine thread complimentary to the main blouse fabric
  • Sewing machine thread complimentary to your choice of bias binding
  • 1 metre of 2.5cm wide bias binding
  • 2 metres of fabric (or 1.5 metres for bolt width 145cm+) in a light weight woven with beautiful drape
  • .4 metres of complimentary fabric for sleeve & yokes in a light weight woven

What to Wear

  • casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics

Sew a gathered blouse with bias binding neckline✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Six hours in duration.
  • Next scheduled on two Wednesday evenings 30th August and 6th September from 6pm.

What You Will Learn

  • Bust measurement, pattern markings, placement, transferring markings and cutting out
  • Finishing seams and hemming to achieve professional results
  • Gathering, how to set in sleeves and sewing with bias binding

What You Get

  • A flattering top
  • Instructions to make the top
  • A copy of your pattern


Pattern Design: A beautiful flattering and easy to wear top that can easily be adjusted to varying lengths. Our pattern features a flowing gathered bodice that connects onto a flat yoke.  The neckline is finished with bias binding and an opening at the back neck is closed with pretty ties.  Students will also learn how to set in the short sleeves.

Our patterns cover bust measurements from 75cm to 107cm, however this pattern has a lot of fit ease and the finished bust measurement of the largest pattern is 128cm. Please email us if your bust measurement is outside the range and we will grade a pattern ready for your workshop.

Photographed Sample: Features a contrasting centre front. The patterned fabric is a woven cotton poplin. The pink has an ombre die and is a sheer crepe chine - it is so sheer, that it has been mounted on a silk organza. The binding is a vintage cotton pre-made in pink and 1.2cm wide.

Styling Ideas & Notes On Supplies: You have several styling options that will make this one pattern enough to fill a wardrobe;

  • You could select one fabric for the sleeves, yokes and blouse main, then your binding could match or contrast.
  • Do you have a favourite remnant that hasn't been big enough for any other projects yet? Feature it or a special fabric in the sleeves and yoke, then choose a complimentary fabric for the blouse main. The binding could pick out highlights of the feature fabric.
  • Optional - make your own binding as homework between the two workshops - purchase a further .5metres of woven fabric for this.  

Fabric suggestions - this top will work in almost any light or medium weight woven fabric with drape. This class is not suitable for knit fabrics. This pattern does not include a lining, take this into consideration when choosing your fabrics and avoid scratchy/itchy or see through material. For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

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May 2016

This was a 'get back to sewing' task for me, which worked. I liked the instructor, who was very patient. Although we didn't get finished, there's lots of dates avaliable to come back and finish off.

May 2016

More practice at gathering, and more practice at easing sleeves, which I definitely need. My favourite was learning how to make my own bias binding - I can see me using this knowledge much more. I also learned how to sew on bias binding as an edge detail. I used a vintage, second hand, embroidered tablecloth as my fabric, and this has encouraged me to continue experimenting, especially if I can also use my own home made bias binding for creating unique and economical apparel. The instructor was very helpful and hands on. She was encouraging at all times. I look forward to future classes with her.