Rita Blouse Pattern
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This perfectly vintage peasant blouse makes me think of Hollywood starlet Rita Moreno, so I named the design for her. Pair it with a circle skirt or pedal pushers for that 1950s starlet look! It has a flattering elasticized neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulder, a choice of elasticized or flutter cap sleeves, a fitted midriff with princess seams, and an invisible side zipper for a smooth finish.

Size Chart

 

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust B cup 31 in 33 in 35 in 37 in 39 in 41 in 43 in 45 in
78.7 cm 83.8 cm 88.9 cm 94 cm 99 cm 104.2 cm 109.2 cm 114.3 cm
Bust C cup 32 in 34 in 36 in 38 in 40 in 42 in 44 in 46 in
81.3 cm 86.4 cm 91.4 cm 96.5 cm 101.6 cm 106.7 cm 111.8 cm 116.8 cm
Bust D cup 33 in 35 in 37 in 39 in 41 in 43 in 45 in 47 in
83.8 cm 88.9 cm 94 cm 99 cm 104.2 cm 109.2 cm 114.3 cm 119.4 cm
Bust DD cup 34 in 36 in 38 in 40 in 42 in 44 in 46 in 48 in
86.4 cm 91.4 cm 96.5 cm 101.6 cm 106.7 cm 111.8 cm 116.8 cm 121.9 cm
Waist 24 in 26 in 28 in 30 in 32 in 34 in 36 in 38 in
61 cm 66 cm 71.1 cm 76.2 cm 81.3 cm 86.4 cm 91.4 cm 96.5 cm
Hips 36 in 38 in 40 in 42 in 44 in 46 in 48 in 50 in
91.4 cm 96.5 cm 101.6 cm 106.7 cm 111.8 cm 116.8 cm 121.9 cm 127 cm

 

Yardage

 

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
45 in 1½ yd 1½ yd 1½ yd 1½ yd 1½ yd 1½ yd 1½ yd 1½ yd
1.4 m 1.4 m 1.4 m 1.4 m 1.4 m 1.4 m 1.4 m 1.4 m
60 in 1 yd 1 yd 1 yd 1 yd 1 yd 1¼ yd 1¼ yd 1¼ yd
.9 m .9 m .9 m .9 m .9 m 1.2 m 1.2 m 1.2 m

 

Finished Measurements

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Underbust 26¼ in 28¼ in 30¼ in 32¼ in 34¼ in 36¼ in 38¼ in 40¼ in
66.7 cm 72 cm 76.8 cm 81.9 cm 87 cm 92 cm 97.2 cm 102.2 cm
B Cup Full Bust 35¾ in 37½ in 39½ in 41½ in 43½ 45½ in 47½ in 49¼
90.8 cm 98.4 cm 100.3 cm 105.4 cm 110.49 cm 115.6 cm 120.6 cm 125.1 cm
C Cup Full Bust 36¾ in 38¾ in 40¾ in 42½ in 44½ in 46½ in 48½ in 50½ in
95.9 cm 98.4 cm 103.5 cm 108 cm 113 cm 118.1 cm 123.2 cm 128.3 cm
D Cup Full Bust 37¾ in 39¾ in 41¾ in 43¾ in 45¾ in 47¾ in 49¾ in 51¾ in
95.9 cm 101 cm 106 cm 111.1 cm 116.2 cm 121.3 cm 126.4 cm 131.4 cm
DD Cup Full Bust 38¾ in 40¾ in 42¾ in 44¾ in 46¾ in 48½ in 50½ in 52½ in
98.4 cm 103.5 cm 108.6 cm 113.7 cm 118.7 cm 123.2 cm 128.3 cm 133.4 cm
Waist 26½ in 28½ in 30½in 32½ in 34½ in 36½ in 38½ in 40½ in
67.3 cm 72.4 cm 77.5 cm 82.5 cm 87.6 cm 92.7 cm 97.8 cm 102.9 cm
Hem Sweep (hips) 36½ in 38½ in 40½ in 42½ in 44½ in 46½ in 48½ in 50½ in
92.7 cm 97.8 cm 102.8 cm 108 cm 113 cm 118.1 cm 123.2 cm 128.3 cm

 

Fabric Notes

Lightweight fabrics like rayon challis, cotton lawn, batiste, poplin, and sateen work well for this blouse. If you’re feeling up for a more challenging fabric, try it in a lightweight silk like crepe de chine.Supplies

  • about 1/2 yard (0.5 m) stretch knit/tricot fusible interfacing
  • thread
  • 3/8-inch-wide (1 cm) lingerie elastic (also called picot edge elastic or lace elastic)
  • 1/2 yards (.4 m) of 1/2-inch-wide (1.3 cm) bone casing or bias tape
  • 1-1/2 yards (1.3 m) of 1/4-inch-wide (6 mm) spiral steel boning
  • metal cutters
  • pliers
  • boning tips or Teflon tape to finish boning ends
  • 3/4-inch-wide (1.9 cm) elastic
  • 14-inch zipper for playsuit/jumpsuit
  • 7-inch zipper for separate pants/shorts
  • Hook-and-bar closure for separate pants or shorts
  • 2 spools of elastic thread for bustier option
  • 1 yard (0.9 m) 1/4-inch-wide elastic for bustier option
  • Two 5/8-inch buttons for halter strap
  • Four 1/2-inch buttons for shoulder straps
  • Three 1/2-inch buttons for V-Neck straps

 

Supplies

  • Fabric (see yardage chart)
  • 2 yards of 1/4-inch-wide (6 mm) braided elastic
  • 12-inch (30-cm) invisible zipper
  • Thread to match your fabric
  • About 1/4 yard fusible interfacing or roll of 1 2-inch-wide (30 cm) fusible stay tape to stabilize zipper opening
  • 3 small safety pins for threading elastic through casings