Saree Blouse Pattern

Casipillai Saree

Image via Wikipedia

For years and years I have had to suffer the tailor’s draughty dressing room while his sharp pins threatened to introduce a new piercing  whenever I went in for blouse fittings just so I could finally wear the saree I’d been saving up for.  Not only that, but whenever I changed shape it had to be altered.  So, I finally decided to make my own (blouse not tailor) only to come up with my first obstacle: there are no saree (or sari) blouse patterns out there.  Therefore I have decided to take that oh, so drastic action and unstitch some of my blouses (all different sizes) and post my findings. 

I shall attempt to post the patterns so that any of you who are keen to make your own blouses can go through the experience with me but I’m not quite sure how to do that in a way that would be convenient.  Maybe I ought to place it onto graph paper and photograph it?  If you are  in the same position let me know how you would like me to post my results; what would work best for you?  Should I take a picture of the blouse before I take it apart?  I’ll include sizes for each one, to make life easier.  All the blouses I’ll be destroying are standard – not the designer type (no way!).  I’m hoping at some point to also be able to include details on how I’ve amended the pattern to make it more interesting – my own attempt at a designer  version!


About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
This entry was posted in Dress Design, New Author and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Saree Blouse Pattern

  1. Since writing this blog I have bought the book ‘Textiles and Dress of Gujarat’ which has, hurrah!, patterns at the back. They aren’t pull-out ones, but the basic design with measurements. I shall try these out first. Here is the link in case you’re interested:

Please Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.