Pattern Hack Instructions | Deer & Doe Reglisse Blouse

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.

35 responses to “Pattern Hack Instructions | Deer & Doe Reglisse Blouse”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    • 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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 πŸ™‚
      Hehe- he had been asleep under the table the whole time but decided it was dinner time before I had finished bless him!

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

    • Ah thanks I’m glad πŸ™‚
      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 πŸ™‚

  6. 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.

  7. 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

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  8. 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!

    • 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

  14. 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

  15. Brilliant video – very easy to follow – Thank you πŸ™‚ I’ve just recently started working with patterns and this was so helpful x Thanks again

  16. Thanks for the very useful pattern hack details on your brilliant use of the Reglisse pattern as a pretty bias-cut blouse. I’m just getting back into sewing and patterns, and appreciate the visual tutorial on what can be done. Generous of you to do the video.

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