Ruffled Yoke Blouse
If you’ve seen my Faux Wrap Ruffled Top and my Ruffled Christmas Angel, you’re probably wondering how many more projects I can make with the original ruffle fabric purchase. The answer is, not many. After this ruffle yoke blouse, I have barely enough scraps for one more small item. I’ll be posting that one very soon. It’s a really fun accessory.
If you have a favorite shirt pattern, you can easily make this blouse. Adding the ruffles is simple to do but everyone around you will think it took forever to make. Start with ruffled knit fabric from your local fabric shop or online at Fabric.com.
I used about 1/3 yard of ruffled fabric for this size 8 shirt, attaching it to both the front and back yokes. Combine the ruffles with a matching color, plain, knit fabric, and the result is yummy. My blouse pattern is a roomy one which makes it flattering to every figure because the tissue knit fabric doesn’t cling to your every curve. Instead, it hangs beautifully making it a soft comfy creation. The directions that follow are for a pattern with a front facing and shirt front that are one piece.
step 1 - Cut out the complete shirt with plain knit fabric. Add interfacing to the front facings per the pattern instructions.
step 3 - End the yoke pieces at the bust line. This measurement will vary according to your height. When you cut the length you want, cut away the transparent margin under the last ruffle of each piece.
step 9 - Repeat steps 4 through 8 for the right side.
step 10 - Lay the back yoke over the back knit shirt piece and align the neck, armhole, and side seam edges. Sew them together 1/2” from the raw edge. The length of the back yoke should match the length of the front yokes.
step 11 - Follow your pattern instructions to complete your shirt, treating the ruffle fabric and knit fabric as one.
At Fabric Shop
- sewing notions
- blouse pattern
- painters tape
- cream matte jersey
- optional rhinestone buttons
- cream, ruffled, knit fabric