The Bea Blouse

The Bea Blouse sewing pattern

Sew a chic new style for your everyday wardrobe with The Bea Blouse sewing pattern. This vintage-inspired shift top with has a bow detail and two sleeve lengths.

As much as we love sewing statement dresses for special occasions, it’s oh-so-satisfying to make classic, staple styles we can wear for everyday living, from work days to weekend brunches, too. So we’re adding a chic new addition to our work-to-weekend wardrobe with this issue’s Bea Blouse sewing pattern: a vintage-inspired top with an easy-wear shift silhouette, pretty bow neckline detail and two sleeve lengths to choose from.

38 Bea Blouse sewing pattern

The blouse is designed for light-weight wovens, so we’ll be playing with prints and textures to change up the look of our Bea – pick a floaty rayon or crêpe and for a feminine, drapey style, or choose a crisp cotton print for a more structured, work-ready look.

The step-by-step instructions will take you through sewing a simple shift top, inserting sleeves and adding a bow neckline detail.

Don’t forget to share your finished Bea Blouse with us using #simplysewingmag!

The Bea Blouse: digital sewing pattern

This dressmaking pattern is available as a PDF pattern in the Simply Sewing pattern store


UK sizes 6–20 (US 4–18/EUR 34–48)

You will need

  • Fabric {Blouse A}: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 1.7m (2yds); 140cm (55in) width fabric x 1.5m (134yds) for all sizes
  • Fabric {Blouse B}: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 1.8m (2yds); 140cm (55in) width fabric x 1.5m (134yds) for all sizes
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Light-weight woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton lawn, gingham, rayon or crêpe.


  • Add a bow neckline detail for vintage-inspired style.
  • Make a classic shift bodice for a simple sew.
  • Learn to sew capped or elbow-length sleeves.
  • Beginners’ dressmaking: attach sleeves to a top

Get the pattern

This digital pattern is available in our Etsy Pattern Shop

SS38 Bea Blouse