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Paper Sewing Pattern.

The CICADELLA blouse is a pattern imbued with poetry: its volume delicately outlines the bust thanks to the princess seams, while its scooped neckline cuts into the nape and lifts the neck. The long sleeves with worked cuffs are the hallmark of this timeless, feminine design.

The pattern features a very high level of finishing adapted to openwork fabrics, with the option of fully lining the bust, neckline and armhole seams trimmed with bias tape and seam allowances for joining your pieces with English / flat felled seams on the bust and sleeves.


Sewing level: Beginner for the short-sleeved or elbow-length version, intermediate for the long-sleeved version. Technical aspects include bias binding, sleeve construction, tear-resistant slit, point cuff construction and gathers.


The Cicadella pattern sizes from 34 to 52.

Measurements of the finished garment:

Finished Garment Measurements34363840424446485052
1/2 chest 45474951535557596265
1/2  bottom49515355575961636669
Shoulder to shoulder33343536373839404142

Bottom shoulder length

Center back length4040,54141,54242,54343,543,7544
1/2 arm width19,219,720,220,721,221,722,222,723,724,7
Long sleeve length63,56464,56565,56666,56767,668,2
1/2 closed cuff of long sleeve9,71010,310,610,911,211,511,812,112,4
Elbow sleeve length29,53030,53131,53232,53333,634,2

1/2 bottom of elbow sleeve

Short sleeve length16,51717,51818,51919,52020,621,2
1/2 bottom of short sleeve 19,720,220,721,221,722,222,723,224,1




- Fabric in a width of 140cm:

Long sleeve blouse main fabric140 cm150 cm150 cm150 cm150 cm160 cm170 cm170 cm180 cm180 cm
Elbow sleeve blouse main fabric100 cm100 cm110 cm110 cm110 cm110 cm140 cm140 cm150 cm150 cm
Short sleeve blouse main fabric100 cm100 cm110 cm110 cm110 cm110 cm130 cm130 cm130 cm140 cm
Lining80 cm80 cm80 cm90 cm90 cm100 cm100 cm110 cm110 cm120 cm

- 40cm iron-on interfacing
- 6 buttons de 10-12mm

Choice of fabric: Light to medium-weight fabrics (80 to 200 g/m2) with more or less hold, depending on the look you want. Viscose, soft jacquard, tencel, cotton, crepe, poplin, satin or twill. For lined versions, choose beautiful lace, guipure and matching cotton voile for the lining.

Cicadella Blouse Paper Sewing Pattern by Maison Fauve