Meet our latest sewing pattern - Kalina, our gibson girl inspired blouse that comes in 3 versions for you to choose from.
Wheather you like the minimalistic version, perfect for the office or the full gibson girl experience with a yoke, gigot sleeves and neatly tailored cuff - Kalina suits many occasions and is surely worth to be added to your projects list.
Kalina is a soft, loose fitted blouse inspired by edwardian shirtwaists or gibson girl style blouses, popular at the turn of the 20th century.
Back in the day, these blouses combined with a skirt were the most popular fashion - so let’s revive this style and try yourself! Try adding tucks and lace insertions for a more historic feel.
and as always:
With this Pattern you will learn:
- Gathering with an elastic band
- Gigot Sleeves with buttoned cuffs
- creating the perfect fit: fit the cuffs to your individual measurements
- binding a neckline with bias tape
- creating an adjustable waistline
+ more ♡
We love to give you options! - Choose from 3 bodices, 2 lengths, 4 sleeves and 2 collars to create your individual Kalina version. We included 3 versions in the sewing instructions to teach you all required techniques.
Choose from 3 bodices, 2 lengths, 4 sleeves and 2 collars.
* Bodice: plain, yoke & gathering yoke
* Lengths: long & short
* Sleeves: 3/4 length + elastic, 3/4 length, 3/4 length + ruffle & full length + cuff
* Collars: narrow + small bow & wide + big bow
This way you can create different styles and aesthetics with only 1 sewing pattern. From modern minimalistic to the fully historical look - we got you covered!
Version A is the most basic and easy to sew - a perfect beginner project! No yoke and easy finishes are perfect for beginner sewers.
The long bodice version elongates the upper body and pairs nicely with jeans.
Version B is the cute one! Added ruffles in the sleeve head, along the yoke and along the sleeve hem compliment the ruffles of the gathering in the waist - so girly and romantic.
Version C is the full gibson girl experience! Gigot style sleeves create a truly historic silhouette and feel. Suitable for more experienced sewers due to cuff detail. We teach you how to alter the pattern to make them fit your measurements perfectly - for a crisp tailored look!
Mix & Match
Combine as you like, to create a unique Kalina blouse matching your style best. We included 3 versions in the sewing instructions to teach you all required techniques.
- 3 bodices
- 2 lengths
- 4 sleeves
- 2 collars
Kalina is a sewing pattern aimed at beginner sewists - skill level "beginner".
Perfect if you are a beginner stitcher who already managed some more easy projects and who is looking for a new learning experience. The sewing challenge evolves with every version, so you can learn a lot within one sewing pattern.
We made sure to teach you everything in our detailed illustrated instructions that will guide you through the process!
Need more information about our skill levels? Read our Guide
Sizing and Formats
A4/ US Letter + A0/ Copy Shop
Kalina is available as a PDF Sewing Pattern for you to instantly download. You will get an email immediately after purchase with a PDF to either print and assemble at home, suitable both for A4 and US Letter formats or send to a copyshop or pattern printer to print to full scale on A0.
With or without seam allowances
All Stitchmaiden patterns come in two file versions, one that includes seam allowances, which are 1 cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated on the pattern or in the instructions and one version without seam allowances, so you can add your own.
If you need more help, read our Guide on how to use PDF Sewing Patterns
Our sewing patterns feature clear instructions with step-by-step illustrations to guide you through the sewing process.
Version A is minimalistic but most versatile! Try making it from a patterened fabric like millefleurs or even lace
Forever in love with the silhouette of Kalina