Marking And Drafting Of Simple Blouse

Simple Blouse garment is usually made from the cut piece fabric. The range of cut piece length is 80 to 100 centimeters (0.8 to 1 meter). Down below there is pattern of simple blouse marking and drafting and how you must cut the blouse pattern from fabric. And also the marking and drafting patterns of apex or pleats.

Simple Blouse Cutting Pattern From Cut Piece Fabric :
Simple Blouse Cutting Pattern
Simple Blouse Cutting Pattern
Marking Of Pleats/Apexes/Darts In Simple Blouse :
Marking Of Pleats In Simple Blouse
Marking Of Pleats In Simple Blouse
Step By Step Procedure For Marking And Drafting Of Simple Blouse :

1. First, fold the cut piece fabric width wise and now from open one side measure required length + 2 to 2.5 inch lengthwise.

2. From this mark take half of shoulder to shoulder width + 0.5 inch width wise and draw a line to join both points. Now from the same line take shoulder length to side you had taken blouse length.

3. Then take 0.5 inch to inner side of shoulder length width wise (front sleeve deep curve) and join both marks to upper shoulder mark.

4. Now at shoulder length from open side, mark 1/4 of chest + 2.5 inch (for sewing seam).

5. At waist length from open side, mark 1/4 of waist + 2.5 inch (for sewing seam) leaving 1.5 inch  at bottom of fabric for folding.

6. Now join waist marks to chest marks in parallel and slant manner.

7. After that, come at shoulder to shoulder width line and mark half of neck width from open side. And from this point make a 0.5 inch slant line till shoulder length line.

8. Now do front sleeve curving only.

9. Now mark front neck length from neck width and do curving for front neck.

10. Then mark pleats/darts.

How To Insert Darts/Pleats In Simple Blouse

There are 4 different types of darts, which are inserted in following ways – 

  • 1st pleat – Range is 8.5 to 11 inch lengthwise and 2 to 2.5 inch width wise. The total broadness of this pleat is 0.5 inch. It is inserted on side where hooks and loops strip are stitched.
  • 2nd pleat – Range is 10 to 12.5 inch lengthwise and 3 to 4.5 inch width wise. Also called as fitting pleat. Total broadness is up to 1 inch.
  • 3rd pleat– For this, measure gap between the tips of two recently marked pleats and from 2nd pleat tip mark resulted gap to opposite side of 1st pleat. Then from side fitting line mark 5.5 to 6 inch and join both points is a slant manner. Broadness of this pleat is 0.5 inch.
  • 4th pleat – Take a point on upper side (on sleeve curve) and 2 to 2.5 inch above the tip of 3rd pleat, so that all inner four points make a round “O” like shape in the center. Join the two points and broadness of this pleat is 0.5 inch.

11. Cut front blouse piece and for back piece drafting, place your front blouse piece on remaining fabric from close side and do shallow sleeve back sleeve curving and rest mark alongside front blouse piece.

12. After that draft back neck and do curving of it.

13. In back piece, we only insert fitting pleat i.e 2nd pleat which is described above.

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Hello readers, my name is Usha and I'm a full time teacher of tailoring profession. I've been teaching since last 16 years and in year 2016 I've decided to take this online. Thanks to you readers, subscribers and internet for making this happen. Here at ushaseminary I write about drafting, cutting, clothing and fashion :)

10 thoughts on “Marking And Drafting Of Simple Blouse

  • October 14, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    medam Please send me cutting and stiching material

    • October 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Nikunj, just click on the image [BUY TAILORING ACCESSORIES HERE :”Sewing Material Combo”] ..and you’ll get cutting and stitching materials.

  • November 9, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Hello Ushaji
    Could u please show me chest size 47 inch because I am really confused so just make it more simple please for beginners.

    • November 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      take 1/4 of 47 while drafting i.e 11.75 inch + 2 to 2.5 inch sewing seam
      i.e 11.75 + 2.5 = 14.25 inch, rest the method is same. 🙂

  • May 2, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Hi Ms.Usha
    For the saree blouse the shoulder line slightly comming to the front.
    Can you please tell me how to solve this problem

    • May 13, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      pinch up the 0.5 inch fabric from shoulder line(neck region) and start sewing it till where your sleeves are attached in slant manner.

  • December 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Hello madam,please I’m a beginner I want to learn step by step on how to measure a blouse


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