Beffa is the little sister of the classic shirt blouse, without a collar or cuffs, but with a simple elasticated arm hem. The round neckline looks simple and rather puristic. The blouse is not difficult to sew, only the button placket with the buttonholes requires some sewing experience.
Length at center back = 62-70 cm
Beffa was sewn from silk in this pattern.
We recommend a flowing fabric such as viscose or silk.
- Outer fabric 1.50 m (140 cm wide)
- Buttons 6x 10 mm diameter
- Outer fabric 2.10 m (140 cm wide)
- Buttons 7x 10 mm diameter
- Insert 0.15 m (90 cm wide)
- Elastic band 0.50 m (1.5 cm wide)
Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric and interlining. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can lay the back piece and yoke in the fold. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvage of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk and mark the ends of the darts. Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, etc. Transfer these either with chalk or pins. It is best to first roughly cut out all outer fabric parts that are completely covered with an interlining . After you have fixed the insert, cut it out exactly. There is also a video about gluing and fixing pattern pieces here.
You need from fabric:
- 1x back part in break
- 2x pass in break
- 2x front part in opposite directions
- 2x cuff strips
- 2x sleeves in opposite directions
also with insert:
- 2x front document opposite
- 1x neckline of the inner yoke
- 2x front slip neckhole
To sew this blouse you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.
In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
We start by sewing the bust darts. A simple, straight dart is closed and sewn on the wrong side of the fabric, snap by snap, tapering from the widest point to the tip (so that the dart does not bag) on the wrong side of the fabric, following the exact transfer of the pattern and carefully observing the marking. Draw a line with the tailor's chalk beforehand so that you don't sew too much or too little and finish the side seam nicely straight.
So that you don't have to bartack at the top, you can sew the last centimeter with a very small stitch. You iron the dart content upwards.
Clean up the facings for the front on the outer edge (long distance). Then you iron this edge by 0.5 cm and stitch it tight.
Unfold the button placket at the neckline, which is turned in and turned down, once again and turn right sides together (exactly on the ironed break). Lay the facing right sides together on the neckline and the turned-down button placket and sew the entire neckline together with a 1cm seam allowance. Then cut the seam allowance in stages, if necessary, and snap in so that the neckline curves better.
Close the back and front sections at the side seams (1.5 cm), overcast and iron the seam allowance to the back section. Fold in the hem 2x 1cm and then stitch it all around.
Next, topstitch the button placket and neckline just under the edge 0.2cm and then 2.5cm from the edge.
Now you need the cuffs, sew them together on the short sides right sides together and iron out the seam allowance. Then iron lengthways into the fold (wrong sides together) and insert the elastic.
Gather sleeve hems: at 0.5 cm and 0.7 cm, topstitch the sleeve hems with very long stitches, leave approx. 10 cm long threads at the beginning and end, gather the sleeves as evenly as possible on these threads.
Work in the 6 or 7 buttonholes according to the pattern and sew on the buttons at the top end of the buttonholes.
Your BEFFA is ready !
If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer you as soon as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Sincerely, your Sewing Pattern Berlin team.