Sew the Ella Blouse
Intermediate | 28 min 2 sec
Sew the Ella Blouse
Freshen up your closet with the Ella Blouse, a modern short-sleeved shirt with a stylish row of buttons all the way down the back. It features a dolman sleeve, which is one of the easiest sleeve styles to sew. Fashion and sewing influencer Tabitha Sewer will guide you through each step of creating your own Ella Blouse, from adding darts for shaping, to binding the neckline with bias tape, to her favorite way to sew on buttons - with a sewing machine. Named after jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, this blouse is perfect for dressing up or down, and much like the First Lady of Song, is elegant, sweet, and timeless.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Approximately 2 yards medium or lightweight woven fabrics such as chambray, linen, cotton sateen, cotton twill, poplin, georgette, crepe, or cotton voile – find exact yardage for your size in the class PDF
  • ¼ yard 58” medium-weight interfacing
  • 8 x .59” buttons
  • 1/2" double fold bias tape
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Tailor's ham
  • Pinking shears or serger for finishing seams
  • Button hole foot
  • Open toe foot
  • Button hole cutter and cutting surface
  • Button hole spacer
  • Ruler
  • Toothpick or skewer
  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric marking tool
  • Sewing pins
Learn how to:
  • Sew a dolman sleeve shirt with a button placket on the back
  • Staystitch for stability
  • Sew buttonholes and buttons with a sewing machine
  • Add darts for shaping
  • Attach bias tape binding
What you'll get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make the Ella Blouse
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions from expert sewist and designer Tabitha Sewer
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
Class PDF
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Class Reviews
124 users recommended this class to a friend
loved this class and I learned a lot! It really is easy too, and I love the style. Thank you
January 31, 2023
Easy to follow instructions and explanations
More than 3 months ago
Kristy Aeschbocker
Great presentation! Very clear and pleasant to listen to. Excellent techniques. Thank you.
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