Ava Blouse


Chic Bohemian Style, a touch of retro, or a contemporary twist – the Ava Blouse offers so much variations!

What sets this pattern apart? Sleeve heads with flat pleats that lend the perfect amount of volume without increasing shoulder width.

In addition to this elegant sleeve detail, Ava features a doll collar, a waist-cinching ribbon for a bloused effect, and an inner button placket, making it an ideal choice for the early autumn season.

PDF Pattern is available in A0, A4, and US Letter formats, tested in all sizes, with an illustrated booklet and a step-by-step DIY video.
Sizes: from 32 to 48 (see size chart below).
Level: Beginners with a desire to dive in!
Techniques: Flat pleated sleeves, doll collar without a collar stand, sewing ties, invisible button placket with homemade buttonholes.
Languages: French + English

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What’s included in the PDF download:

→ PDF pattern from size 32 to 48 (4 to 20 UK / 0 to 16 US) with included seam allowances:

  • Layered Copy Shop/A0 – 1 page
  • Layered Print at home A4/US Letter – 26 pages → Sizes are presented in separate size layers (select only your size when printing)
  • NEW: Projector Files

→ Seam allowances + stitch lines included

→ An instruction booklet with illustrated assembly steps in English

→ A DIY video to watch the key steps ↓ (voice over in French with English writtens instructions)


Fabric Suggestion

A lightweight to medium-weight plain-weave fabric such as cotton or viscose. In the first photo, I’m wearing the Almond Gingham Fabric from La Maison Naïve.

What sewing skills will you learn?

✄ Creating flat pleats on sleeve heads
✄ Sewing ties for fastening
✄ Assembling a doll collar without a collar stand
✄ Adding lace trim to a collar
✄ Attaching elastic at the bottom of a sleeve
✄ Making homemade buttonholes with an invisible button placket
✄ Hand-sewing invisible buttons on the right side

The video and instruction booklet will guide you through these steps in detail.

Sewing Level

Beginner++ with a desire to dive in! The Blouse is not a difficult pattern but requires precision in a few key steps: sleeve pleats, elastic sewing, narrow hem. These techniques are covered in the booklet and in the video.


  • 160 cm (T32-40) to 200 cm (T42-48) of light to mid weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, viscose, tencel, etc.

  • 30 cm of interfacing (for the top collar)

  • 55 cm of matching bias tape for finishing the inside of the collar (or + 45×45 cm of fabric if you are making the bias tape from the matching fabric).

  • 4 buttons with a diameter of 8 mm to 9 mm.

  • Option for the sleeves: 2 pieces of elastic for the sleeves (approximately 60 cm each) with a width of 5 mm. Alternatively, you can use shirring elastic of your preferred width.

  • Option 1 for the collar: 110 cm of lace ribbon.

  • Option 2 for the collar: For a gathered ruffle, cut a strip that is 5 cm wide and 160 cm long.

  • Matching thread


“The pattern is a great combination of romance and some badass” – Justine

“I love the overall look of this blouse! I love that you can wear this with pretty much anything! It dresses up a simple outfit in a snap” – June


Size Chart + Finished measurements


Pair it with the Joan Pants or Mads Bolero for an awesome matching look!

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