empire cut blouse free pattern

Empire Cut Blouse FREE Pattern and Video Tutorial

This Empire Cut Blouse Free Pattern is for a sleeveless empire waist and crossed bodice top, it features a deep V neckline highlighting the bust and shaping your waist.  The pattern is available as a pdf download in sizes: S, M, L, and XL.  This pattern is designed to be used with stretch fabrics.

I found this pattern in the Venezuelan Website El Baúl de la Costurera.  This website publish many different free patterns and video tutorials.



Empire Cut Blouse Free Pattern


Video Tutorial

Instructions in how to sew the Empire Cut Blouse are included in this video tutorial:


Style Ideas

You can use this pattern for many different looks, below are some ideas using pictures that I found on Pinterest.


  1. Use a solid color and embellish the hem and neckline with beading, embroidery, or lace.


Empire Cut Blouse Free Pattern


2. Use a print fabric, there are many to choose from and depending on the fabric you can use this top as summer/ summer top, or you can wear it under a jacket for fall or winter.

Empire Cut Blouse Free Pattern


3. Play with the direction of stripes.

Empire Cut Blouse Free Pattern



 Sewing with Knits

Sewing with knits can be tricky at the beginning, but once you learn the basics it is even easier than sewing with woven fabrics.  Below are some tips:



Pattern Download

There are 5 pattern pieces as shown in this picture:

Empire Cut Blouse Free Pattern

  1. Front part top
  2. Front part center
  3. Front part bottom
  4. Back
  5. Facing


Seam Allowances:

The following seam allowances are included in the pattern:

V-Neck, shoulders, arm hole: 1.5 cm (about 5/8″)
Sides: 2 cm (about 3/4″)
Hem: 3 cm (about 1 1/4″)




This is a nice top, very easy to sew and you can wear it in many different ways.  I hope you find it useful.

Share pictures of you Empire Cut Blouses in our Facebook Group! I’ll love to see what you are making.


I hope you find this pattern useful!

Happy Sewing,


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