Reglisse Blouse Pattern Hack

Pattern Hack Instructions | Deer & Doe Reglisse Blouse

May 12, 2014 · 33 comments

Hello everyone, hope you all had a good start to the week. Thanks so much to all of you who left such lovely comments on my last post, I decided to get right to it and post the details of how I altered the Deer and Doe Reglisse pattern into a blouse straight away for you guys.
In the end it seemed to make most sense to try and show the steps I took in a little video. I hope it is clear enough and that I explained things okay! The video also shows the cotton version of the blouse that I made up from some cute cotton lawn that I found in Paris.
To alter the pattern I used a couple of bits of pattern cutting equipment that I thought I would list below in case any of you wanted to pick either of them up.

As always thanks for reading /watching! Please let me know if you have any questions about the video, if you would like to see more videos in future and any particular requests for videos that you might have.
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Rochelle New May 13, 2014 at 12:44 am

Thank you SO MUCH for this!! Brilliantly clear and easy to follow. I’m glad you approached the alteration like a real pattern maker would, and not like me who was ready to just “wing it” lol. I’m also so thrilled to learn you used a cotton lawn because that’s the exact fabric I had in mind for mine but wasn’t sure if it would have enough drape. Yay! I’m so excited to get started now. Thank you again!
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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Ah thanks Rochelle and you are very welcome! Really looking forward to seeing your drop waist version!! :)
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PollyG May 13, 2014 at 9:37 am

Thanks so much for this tutorial Ami. You’re such an inspiration – I put down my sewing machine after having children because I had no time; I am now loving getting to know it again after 13 years and my children are also really keen to have a go at sewing their own clothes and toys (yes, they fell in love with the rabbits you made and wanted to make some of their own, which we did at Easter). Blogs like this have really helped me get my confidence back, so thank you.

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Ah thanks for this lovely comment Polly, I am so happy to hear you are being inspired to sew again by the blogosphere! What a cute Easter project to do with the kids!
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Lady Stitcher May 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

Brilliant! Thanks so much for taking the trouble to record this great tutorial and for sharing your tips! The Patternmaster looks like a great tool, too.
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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

You’re very welcome and my goodness it really is- can’t imagine working without one now! :)
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Hazel May 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

Thanks. Great video could you do one on how to enlarge vintage patterns. Loved the cute dog.

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Great suggestion hazel! I will def add that to my video list :)
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Tialys May 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

Thank you for this hack – very generous of you to give the time to help us – I haven’t even got the pattern but still found it useful. I thought the blouse would be a little too similar to the Colette Jasmine which is why I’m hesitating about buying the pattern.
You have a lovely, natural presenting style and a pleasant voice to listen to – I hope the BBC is watching! I already follow your blog but will definitely subscribe to your videos too. Also, I’m hoping to see how you made the Emily Thorne silk top at some stage.

p.s. the dog needs to go out :)
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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Ah what a lovely comment! So glad you liked the video! Yes it is very similar to the Colette Jasmine (love that pattern too!) I am hoping to produce the Emily Thorne top as a downloadable pattern at some point and do a sew along :)
Hehe- he had been asleep under the table the whole time but decided it was dinner time before I had finished bless him!

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shazzzzy May 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

Hi there very clear explanation,just wondered what tape you are using, looks quite nifty. Thanks Shazzzy

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Ah thanks I’m glad :)
The tape is the invisible type of sellotape for wrapping presents, I think they might call it magic tape? I find it best for pattern cutting as it is less tough and sticky than regular sellotape and so if you need to un-stick and reposition things the paper doesn’t rip. I got the weighted tape dispenser from Rymans as it means I can tape one handed! Much speedier :)
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Kati May 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Thank you for the video Ami! It was very clear and made sense.
I would love to see a lot of other videos in the future, on pretty much anything. Fitting, construction, etc. as everything you make is so beautiful.

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Aw thanks Kati, I am so glad to hear that.
Lots of videos coming up! :)
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angela May 13, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Love this hack and this video, thank you! Your voile blouse is so pretty, I can’t wait to try it!
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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Thanks Angela! :)
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Emma May 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Hi Ami, THANK YOU so much for a brilliant tutorial, you are such an inspiration. I really am obsessed with learning pattern drafting and altering other patterns so I would absolutely love to see you do a tutorial on how you get from your basic block to the gorgeous (Rachel Khoo) lace top and the beautiful lace dress you drafted yourself. It is always so much clearer when it is shown as a video and you have a great teaching style!! Thanks so much again, have a great week xxxx

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Ah thanks so much Emma! Those are both great ideas for videos! I agree that seeing things being done is so much easier for certain things than written instructions. Will add those to the video list :)
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MandyC May 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Thank you for such a beautifully clear tutorial and for showing a cotton lawn version of the blouse,not sure I’m ready to work with silk yet!

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

You are very welcome Mandy, the cotton lawn is def the easier choice- esp as this pattern is cut on the bias making it slightly more challengeing to control.
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Ruthe123 May 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Thank you Ami, you are such a darling for sharing. A super video with clear instruction, and I love your dog getting in the act too!

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Thank you! Hehe, yes I thought that was pretty funny- he had decided it was dinner time!!
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Mary May 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Thank you for such a clear, concise video. It was a pleasure to watch.

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Ah thanks Mary, I’m glad :)
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nicole May 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Thank You Ami! This video was great, you explained everything so clearly! Thank you again for sharing :-)

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amelialowden May 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm

So pleased to hear it Nicole! :)
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Emma May 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Hi Amy, I forgot to ask you in my other comment, where did you get your large metal ‘L’ shaped ruler from that you were using in the video?? Its just what I need!! Hope you don’t mind me asking xx

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Ann Sinclair May 14, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Hi Ami, I’ve just watched your video and it is just so helpful and well presented – thank you so much for sharing your pattern making skills. I’ve read guidance in sewing manuals many times, but your video explains everything so clearly and at a perfect pace. Your presentation skills are excellent, so friendly and relaxed. I won’t hesitate to try this method – with my IPad nearby :-). Ann x
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Lynn June 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Hi Ami,

I love the blouse, it is just beautiful. I have ordered the dress pattern so that I can try to make it. I just wondered how much fabric did you use to make the blouse? I love your blog.xx

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Diane Calhoun June 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Great video. I loved the explanation of taking out the dart, especially. Easy to understand and very clear instructions.

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monbouton September 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Thanks a lot for sharing your tutorial, it’s very clear and straightforward! I’ve just received my reglisse pattern and will happily modify it with your help

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DaniCov September 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I really liked the video, it was very entertaining. It was very easy to understand.

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