August 5, 2015

I am super excited to introduce you to my newest mini (kid’s sized) pdf sewing pattern, the Mini Sutton Blouse.  The Mini Sutton Blouse is a simplified version of the adult sized Sutton Blouse that I released last year with the same basic boxy and easy to wear shape, but with a few changes to make it more kid appropriate.

This blouse has two versions, the V-neck which is view A and the scoop neck which is view B.  Both versions have a split hem at both sides seams and a button closure on the left shoulder.The back is about 1 inch longer than the front and the seams are finished with methods such as bias tape and french seams for a clean finish on the inside of the blouse.

Recommended fabrics for this blouse include light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton voile, lawn, quilting cotton, linen, double gauze, and seersucker. The fabrics I used for the samples include a medium weight chambray for view A and seersucker for View B. Although the sewing techniques used for sewing up the adult sized and mini Sutton Blouses are almost identical, using these more stable fabrics as opposed to silk, crepe, rayon etc… make it a much easier and quick sew.

Because the instructions are so similar to the adult Sutton Blouse I will not be doing a sewalong for the Mini Sutton Blouse.  I will, however, being doing a post on a couple of the more difficult parts to help you through those.

If you would like to purchase the Mini Sutton blouse you can do so by going to my shop here or by clicking on the image in the sidebar. And, from now until this Sunday at midnight EST you can get $2 off your pattern with the code LAUNCHWEEK.

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  • Reply Meg August 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    So cute! I love the shoulder button detail!!

    • Reply True Bias August 5, 2015 at 2:08 PM

      thanks so much Meg! It was a necessity for getting kids large heads in and out of it, but I love the extra something that it adds.

  • Reply kristin August 5, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    It’s really adorable, Kelli! Sooo cute on your daughter, too. 😀

  • Reply Clio August 5, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Love this!! The shoulder buttons are really sweet.

    • Reply True Bias August 5, 2015 at 2:09 PM

      thanks clio! kiddos plus buttons are my fav.

  • Reply Paula August 5, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    It’s lovely!

  • Reply Lauren August 5, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    This is fabulous! I tagged it to put in my email newsletter next week. 🙂

    • Reply True Bias August 9, 2015 at 12:31 PM

      oh awesome! thanks so much Lauren.

  • Reply Bill Jones August 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Darn..I was in such a rush to order the pattern I didn’t read to the bottom of the page where there was a discount code!

    • Reply True Bias August 9, 2015 at 12:32 PM

      Totally something I would do. Send me an email and I would be happy to apply the discount for you.

  • Reply Leah August 7, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I love this! Would it be easy to hack the adult pattern to have the similar buttons on the shoulder and remove the yolk? I have put off purchasing the Sutton Blouse but I could see myself wearing the adult version with the button detail.

    • Reply True Bias August 9, 2015 at 12:33 PM

      It’s definitely doable, but with the need to remove the yoke an turn it into a shoulder seam, it would take some ingenuity. if you do it let me know. i would love to see it.

  • Reply Najah August 9, 2015 at 12:16 PM


    • Reply True Bias August 9, 2015 at 12:34 PM

      awesome. thanks so much Najah.

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