All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.
Do the twist! This top is simple but packs a fun surprise. The dolman sleeved blouse is a flattering top meant for light weight drapey knits that are the same on front and back. The neckline features a gradual v-neck that is a breeze to sew. The back of the blouse can feature a special fabric such as stretch lace or a really cool scrap of knit you’ve been hoarding for years. The surprise in this blouse is the twist at the front. The shirt-tail hem really makes this top a great choice for just about any pants or skirt style.
Fabric Recommendations: Lightweight and drapey knits that are the same on both sides such as cotton/rayon, jersey, modal, activewear, dancewear, jersey/rayon. Knits that are the same on both sides are usually solids and stripes. If you have a print you’d like to use that is not the same on both sides you may piece the front together. See page 5 for help with this.
Pattern Formats Included:
Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
Large format file for copy shop printing. This file has layers and will print on five A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
A projector file is also included for those using projector technology
Be sure to check out the coordinating Girls’ Lotus Blossom pattern! Purchase both versions at regular price and get a discount, no coupon needed.
The Lotus Blossom pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:
The Lotus Blossom Blouse pdf sewing pattern contains a twist front top in sizes XS-5X.
2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
4 pages of bright and clear step by step color photos.
Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included with layers
Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.
May 17 2023- all files have been updated to include sizes XS-5X. All sizes have been updated to be on the current size block, fit and style remains the same.
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jenbailey765 (verified owner) –
As with all Love Notions patterns this one is excellent too. Pattern is well written and easy to follow. People couldn’t believe that I made this shirt myself.
Christine (verified owner) –
Love this shirt. Very flattering and I went from cutting to finished in an hour!
Aimee Wilson (verified owner) –
This top is really cute and I decided to try to make it with an open front so I could wear a camisole underneath. I think it turned out great. I wrote about it on my blog.
Sarah (verified owner) –
Lovely blouse, simple yet so stylish. Instructions clear as all Love Notions patterns are. I managed to make this in an hour from printing to finished! a new favourite of mine for sure! I’ve written a post on my blog with more information and photos http://memade.weebly.com/blog/lotus-blossom-blouse
So flattering. I love this shirt. Easy and quick to sew.
greenhousesewing (verified owner) –
The top went together easily, it is deceptively simple!
Toni Mericola (verified owner) –
The perfect on trend top and such a quick sew. Love it!
rleabarnes (verified owner) –
If I go by how many I’ve sewn then this is probably one of my favorite tops ever. I’ve made 4 or 5 in different fabrics and love them all. For personal preference I raised the neckline a bit. My only complaint is the unfinished edge on the front hem. Sometimes it’s not a problem, but in other fabrics I don’t like it. I’ve managed to do a small hem before twisting, but the twist also twists my brain so I can’t always remember how exactly I did it lol. But I live how it drapes and it’s very flattering-especially in days when I’m feeling a bit ugh.
Jaye Holland (verified owner) –
I just love the twist front in this top. This is such a flattering top and an easy sew! Perfect!
Amber Berry (verified owner) –
Very flattering top that is so different than anything you might find. Easy to assemble. Love how it hides the tum! Very feminine!
janetpayne (verified owner) –
To look at the top, it looks like a hard sew with the way the bottom is done but the pattern is written so well that it was easy to make. I know I’ll wear it a lot this summer and I’m sure that I will be making more.
Dianna (verified owner) –
Super flattering shirt! It hides my mom muffin soooo well! Love the construction of this!
Deneane Keane (verified owner) –
I thought this pattern was going to be tricky but the instructions are clear and it came together perfectly! I would be interested to see this pattern done with a banded bottom.
Susan (verified owner) –
Love this pattern! Looks fancy but is super comfortable and easy to make. I have 3 so far with plans for more.
raceholm (verified owner) –
One of my favorites to make when I have long enough fabric!
rleabarnes (verified owner) –
I love this top. I made a few and it really is surprising how much of a difference fabric choice makes. That said I did raise the neckline some. I think the biggest difficulty I have is managing the raw edges. I don’t like having raw edges and it’s hard to determine the best way to deal with it. It also gets mentally twisted if you use a fabric with an obvious right and wrong side..
rh_abbott1 (verified owner) –
I made this some time ago, only a toile at this stage. I had to make it much shorter. I also had trouble with the twist. I got there in the end I think! I reached out for help but didn’t quite get what I needed. The fit is good.