Vikisews Deborah Blouse: DIY square neckline puffed sleeve fitted blouse

Vikisews Deborah Blouse

Hi Hi!,

Vikisews is a Russian pattern company that has accumulated a large and devoted following in recent times. I wasn’t sure the sizing would work for me, but turns out that it does. I am not saying it is the most size inclusive pattern company, but I was able to fit in to their sizing. Check this pattern company out if you like fashion forward, well drafted patterns with neat details. The patterns come with very detailed (English) instructions featuring coloured photography, although some of the explanations did leave me scratching my head some what, a confident beginner would be fine.

Vikisews Deborah Blouse

This is the Deborah Blouse. I have been wanting to find a bra-friendly square necked dress or blouse for ages, and this ticks both of those boxes. I made this version in brocade which I purchased from Mood Fabrics a few years back whilst visiting the States. I wanted something that I could wear out, and did in fact wear this for my birthday dinner a few weeks back.

Vikisews Deborah Blouse
Vikisews Deborah Blouse

When I first made this I wasn’t so sure about it. But I do like it, it has been worn, and hopefully it will be worn again. I think it will be useful over the festive season.

Vikisews Deborah Blouse

Pattern Alterations/ Fitting Notes

  • This is a size 50 in the 154 – 160 cm height range
  • I didn’t muslin this, but did some flat pattern measurements and went for it
  • I did a 1 inch FBA
  • I lengthened the top by 0.5 inches
  • I moved the whole shoulder seam forward by 0.5 inches
  • I used slightly smaller seam allowances at the waist
  • I didn’t quite understand the zipper installation instructions, but did my own thing and it was fine
  • I did stay stitch all the neck line pieces

I do wish the patterns came multi-sized, but at the moment anyway, they are only single sized. I do like their fashion forward styles so maybe I will try them again sometime.

Until soon!

Vikisews Deborah Blouse

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14 thoughts on “Vikisews Deborah Blouse: DIY square neckline puffed sleeve fitted blouse

  1. It’s a very pretty top and perfect for festive outings. I’ve had a quick look at the Russian pattern site. Looks interesting!

  2. that is so pretty and I love the fabric choice for a festive top. I just made some Vikisews pants and I am so impressed with the patterns. Perhaps because their pants seem to fit me quite well – that will always make me have a better response! Also I really like the single size patterns, but I just find it more convenient to pick the one closest to my size and then do adjustments as needed. I will be trying out more of their patterns over the holidays.

  3. May I ask a couple questions pls? It appears the zipper opening is at the hem. What an interesting concept. Is that correct? If so, how do you like it? I can’t tell where the zipper starts…what length zipper did you use? Thanks!

    1. Hi, yes the zipper opens from the hem upwards. I don’t mind it. I can’t remember what length of zipper I used. I think I bought a 22 inch and shortened slightly?

  4. very nice top and pants looks fantastic on you the shoulder of top are very nice. It also use for party wear. and the shoes you wore are perfectly suit on your top. Thanks for sharing this pic.

  5. awesome top and pant you looking fantatics on it. the sleeves of the top are huge and different giving diffirent look. And the shoes you wore perfectly matching with your top. This dress is also can wear for night parties will give great comfort.

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