#LN1619 Portrait Blouse /Paper and PDF


  • Timeless Classic Boat-Neck Blouse
  • Striking Portrait Collar
  • Rows of Lace Detail
  • Button Front
  • Kimono Sleeves
  • 2 Bonus Style Extender Collars
  • Sizes 2-18, All Sizes Included
  • Intermediate Level
  • Paper and PDF

PLEASE NOTE: PDF Pattern is Formatted for your home printer. A0 size not available.


Picture yourself in a timeless boat-neck blouse that frames your décolletage in a striking portrait collar. Reveal your feminine side with rows of lace detail down the button front, or omit the lace when needed. The kimono sleeve features a 2 piece gusset for extra arm movement, and darts front and back provide light shaping. Lovely worn tucked in or out to show off the peek-a-boo split at the hem, this classic go-with-everything blouse is guaranteed to be quick to make, easy to fit, and fun to wear. See tabs below for two additional collars offered free as Style Extenders ™. Omit the lace detail and this blouse makes a great jacket too!

STYLE EXTENDER BONUS VIEW: Click here to download the LN1619SE Peter Pan and Bow Collar Patterns.

FABRICS: For this blouse we love tightly woven medium to light weight with a crisp feel. Linens, wools, silks or cottons in plain weaves or eyelet, seersucker, pincord, batiste, sateen, polished, corduroy, chambray, gingham and all other “shirting” fabrics. Formal fabrics taffeta, velveteen, dupioni Extra fabric needed to match large plaids or stripes.

NOTIONS: Thread, 3½ yards of 3/8” wide flat lace, Size 26/ 5/8”/16mm buttons- six (6) (sizes 2-14) or seven (7) (sizes 16-18)

REQUIREMENTS: (Additional fabric needed to match plaids or stripes)
2 3/4 yards 45” Fashion Fabric without nap
3 yards 45” Fashion Fabric with nap
2 1/4 yards 60” Fashion Fabric with or without nap
1 ½ yards 22” Fusible Interfacing








SEW CHIC LN1619SE Portrait Collars
Download & Print PDF HERE

DESCRIPTION:  A Style Extender is a free mini pattern designed for use with a specific Sew Chic Pattern, adding creativity and styling options to the original pattern. Included with this download are the pattern pieces for two alternate flat collar options to make the Portrait Blouse a 3 view pattern. Collar A is often called a “Peter Pan” with points and a built in spread to make it easy to add ribbons, bows, or jewelry features to the center front neckline. Collar B has extended ties for a self-tie bow at center front. Both collars are 2 3/8” finished width.

FABRICS: See Portrait Blouse fabric suggestions.

NOTIONS: See Portrait Blouse notion suggestions.


  45” Fabric w/wo Nap 60” Fabric w/wo Nap Fusible Interfacing
Blouse and Collar A 2 ¾ yards 2 1/8 yards 1 ½ yards
Blouse and Collar B 3 yards 2 ¼ yards N/A


CORRECTED LAYOUT GUIDE: This new guide is for patterns purchased before 11/12/2020.

Click the image >With the mouse over the image, right click and choose “view image” from the pop-up menu.  Print the image from your browser menu options (three lines or dots at the top right hand corner). From there you can select image printing options. Print and keep for future use with your pattern. If you are unable to print using this method, send a message via the “contact” page and we will email you an image to print.



Need instruction for doing an FBA or SBA on a pattern with a sleeve?

Click the link below for written instruction specific to this pattern:

Do a full bust adjustment using LN1619, the Portrait Blouse 

and watch this step by step tutorial for 2 alteration methods with a kimono sleeve bodice. Method 1 works best for those with a high bust or wide shoulder. Method 2 works best for those with a low bust and narrow shoulder :

About Sizing

All patterns are multi-sized with every size included with the pattern.

Our sizing does not follow the standard sewing industry sizing, but more closely resembles the ready-to-wear retail market. Our pattern body standard is an hourglass figure with a generous “B” cup bust, curvy, long waisted, with a height of 5’7″. Expect a fitted minimum ease allowance of Bust=3″ Waist= 1/2″ Hip=2″ except when design ease requires more room for style.

Check the top right hand corner of the package front for the range included with the pattern. The package back will include this measurement chart, listed in inches.


Because many of us are not a perfect numbered size, sometimes pattern width alterations are necessary. We’d like to help you know how to alter your pattern with the least amount of trouble, so we suggest that you start thinking of the cutting lines as just a mathematical guide to width change rather than a hard and fast must cut line.

The first step is to compare your measurements to the chart. Find the number closest to your measurement without going over. As an example, let’s assume a hip measurement of 42″, which is right between size 12 and 14 on the chart. Because our measurement is exactly between these two sizes, we can draw our own cut line exactly between these two sizes which is the exact size we need for our measurement! If we use this same method at the waist and bust, tapering from one line to the next, matching up all the pieces vertically, we can be more assured of a fairly well fitting garment without making a trial garment first.

Use the chart below to find out where to draw the cut line in relation to your measurements.

For example, using the same example as previously mentioned, the difference between the size chart and the actual measurement is 1″. The chart below indicates that a 1″ difference requires an additional 1/4″ be added to the side seams. Draw a new line 1/4″ from the size 12 cutting line and taper it to the next corresponding measurement for waist and bust. In this way, a close enough fit can be achieved using math, not guess work. Add just the right amount to your pattern to make it the right size for your measurements before you cut.


From the nearest size, if your measurement is an additional: Add to pattern side seams:
1/2″ (1.3 cm)
1/8″ (.3 cm)
1″ (2.5 cm)
1/4″ (.6 cm)
1 1/2″ (3.8 cm)
3/8″ (.9 cm)
2″ (5 cm)
1/2″ (1.3 cm)
2 1/2″ (6.3 cm)
5/8″ (1.5 cm)

With a few measurements and adjustments, you can give your pattern the custom fit you need.


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