Florence Blouse

(19 customer reviews)


The Florence Blouse is loose fitted with raglan sleeves, the shirred cuffs are deep hinting at a dramatic Victorian shape to the wrist . Definitely a blouse for all occasions!

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Skills to learn/develop whilst making the Florence Blouse include handling lightweight fabrics, raglan sleeves, darts, bias bound neck and shirring.

Notions: Coordinating thread, Shirring elastic & Bias Binding.

Fabric Type: Lightweight woven fabric such as viscose crepe and cotton lawn.

o   Full YouTube tutorial available HERE


o   Descriptive instructions


o   Additional measurement charts  HERE & fitting tips included


o   Download includes A0, A4, US Letter & Projector files all layered


o   Size symbols not numbers


o   Wide size range with cm & inches included


o   Supporting all learning styles making tricky techniques accessible.

o   No assumptions of prior knowledge & very beginner friendly


o   Helps achieve a better fit


o   Ability to print specific sizes in your preferred format


o   Encourages you to measure your body for better fit, Check THIS VIDEO to help you measure correctly


o   More inclusive




Additional information

Pattern Versions

Downloadable A4 & Copyshop Copy, Posted Paper Copy

19 reviews for Florence Blouse

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  1. Colette Bland

    Lovely blouse to make and I am a novice . Was really pleased to see how easy it was to do the sleeves. Really comfortable and stylish too. Thanks Donna for such straightforward instructions.

    • admin (store manager)

      You are welcome Colette, its one of my pet peeves when instructions aren’t full and easy to follow. Thanks for the review xx

  2. Mia

    Beautiful pattern! Straightforward to make – i confess I didnt even read the instructions in great detail. I followed Donna’s video and whipped it up in an afternoon. The darts on sleeve cap are rather unique, and very friendless for narrow shoulders. Love the shirred cuffs! The pattern is true to size for me. I didnt have to make any adjustments.

    • admin (store manager)

      So happy you found it straight forward to make Mia that’s music to my ears! The shoulder dart gives it a much more fitted sleeve so it will feel much nicer if you have narrow shoulders. Thanks so much much for the review. Dxx

  3. Emily Rought-Brooks

    Really enjoyed learning how to do shirring! Set myself a bit of a challenge with stripy fabric so carried on shirring and added a panel to the front v. Instructions very good as with other patterns!

    • admin (store manager)

      Thanks Emily, Shirring is so satisfying once you’ve cracked it isn’t it? Thanks you for being so kind about my instructions. I work hard to make them user friendly so it’s good to hear it worked.

  4. Sarah

    Love this blouse!!! It’s so straightforward to put together and the great tutorial is just like having Donna in the room helping you along! It’s such a flattering fit and the darts on the shoulders make the sleeves fit perfectly. I’ve been wearing mine non stop and have already started a second. I can see this becoming a real tried and true pattern with lots of hacking potential now that I have found it to be such a good fit.

    • admin (store manager)

      I’ve loved seeing your hacks Sarah, they’re amazing. So happy you love the pattern…makes my day, thank you xx

  5. Sue Buzzle

    Fabulous wardrobe staple. Easy to follow instructions with a brilliant step by step tutorial on YouTube. As a fairly new sewist, I was able to build on skills already learnt and learn new things, giving me the confidence to move forward. Will definitely try another pattern. Thank you.

    • admin (store manager)

      So pleased you enjoyed this make Sue, I love to help people gain confidence in their abilities and can’y wait to see more of you makes xx

  6. Ann Richards

    What a fabulous pattern. Only three pieces and a lovely raglan sleeve with shirred cuffs. Great hour long YouTube video that takes you step by step through the pattern. Will definitely be making more!

    • admin (store manager)

      So happy you enjoyed it Ann, thank you for the kinds words xx

  7. Karina

    Lovely pattern, easy to follow instructions, and even videos to support the whole process! I love this blouse and I will definitely make it again 🤩

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    • admin (store manager)

      That’s really lovely to hear Karina. So happy that you like the blouse xxx

  8. Sarah

    So where do I start……
    Let’s start with the finished product, absolutely beautiful! I don’t even wear blouses but I am already planning on another.

    This pattern was my first time for a lot of things:
    – sewing lightweight woven fabric
    – making a woven top
    – raglan sleeves
    – bias neckline
    – shirring
    And I have to say the video is an invaluable resource. I also managed to cock up the fit and Donna took the time and effort to walk me through it. 100% 5 stars for the pattern, instructions, video tutorial and Donna’s patience!

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    • admin (store manager)

      Ohh Sarah such a fabulous review! Thank you so much. I’m so happy I was able to help and that you love the final results xxx

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, great instructions and a fab you tube sew along – it was great to follow and learn some new tips especially adding bias binding this way and I’ve never been able to master shirring elastic up until now – thanks Donna

    • admin (store manager)

      That’s such wonderful news that you learned a few new skills xx

  10. Elaine (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, get fit, didn’t need to do a FBA which is always good. I only did 7 rows of shirring on sleeves.

    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you for such a great review Elaine. I’m so happy you enjoyed making my pattern.
      Donna x

  11. Jo Lambert (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed making this pattern. I altered it slightly by adding a little front zip in but otherwise needed no modifications. If you are nervous about trying shirring, you needn’t be, as Donna’s video tutorial holds your hand every step of the way! I will definitely make another one of these at some point…

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    • admin (store manager)

      So glad you enjoyed making it Jo. It looks fabulous! Dxx

  12. Lisa D. (verified owner)

    Pattern is beautifully presented on good quality paper and the booklet includes very clear instructions AND also includes video instructions. All very clear.

    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you

  13. Suzanne (verified owner)

    This top is so elegant and simple at the same time!

    • admin (store manager)

      Just what I was hoping 😊 thank you xx

  14. Sandra C. (verified owner)

    Another fabulous pattern from SizeMe. I love the clear instructions and accompanying videos. You learn so much and my confidence has really increased. Looking forward to the next one!

  15. Jane Seal

    I love the Florence blouse. I really enjoyed the shirring on the sleeves. Easy sewing and a fabulous garment. Thank you.

    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you Jane. I’m really happy that you enjoyed making it xx

  16. Denise B. (verified owner)

    Easy to sew and came together very quickly. Shortened sleeves because I’m 5’1″ but added length so I could wear it over leggings , I made no other adjustments. Excellent YT sewalong to help should you need it with the shirring at the cuffs. Will definately make again.

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    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you for a lovely review Denise. I’m so pleased you enjoyed making it xx

  17. Bernadette C. (verified owner)

    Clear written instructions and the video helped me to create a blouse with so much wearability. I love it, thank you !!

    • admin (store manager)

      🙌🙌 I’m so happy you liked it xx

  18. Deirdre Howorth (verified owner)

    I am really looking forward to making up my Florence Blouse. It is cut out and ready to go. Will send photo when complete

  19. Janet Ford

    A lovely pattern and it gave a welcome opportunity to have a go at making something with a more challenging fabric! I started with the Florence blouse as a test of the pattern sizing and not generally being someone who would choose a raglan sleeve. The thought of attempting shirring was also at first daunting for me!
    The combination of Donna’s written instructions and especially the comprehensive video tutorial made the process very enjoyable and the links to sections of the video meant it was easy to pick up in bite size chunks. My machine didn’t accept the shirring bobbin at the first few attempts but Donna’s video advice to search for a machine-related guide for this soon meant I had successfully worked out what I needed to do and, for a first attempt at shirring, I am very pleased!
    The blouse is beautiful and so comfy to wear – like a cloud! The darted and generous sleeves make the raglan a flattering fit and the V neck is a beautiful fit. The guidance for binding a delicate fabric neckline ensure another skill learned and I am now ready to choose and sew my next Size:Me pattern! I have a couple of questions for Donna but as I am attending her French Sewing Retreat in a few weeks, I look forward to asking her there and really ensuring I consolidate my learning!

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    • admin (store manager)

      Thank you for such a lovely review. Can’t wait to see you in the Summer xx

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