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Rhapsody Blouse & Dress

(32 customer reviews)

$12.00 $7.20

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.

The Rhapsody is the perfect top & dress for your summer wardrobe. This blouse & dress is meant for lightweight and drapey wovens. It features nine sleeve options, a flattering curved hem, gathering at the yoke and french seams so the inside looks as nice as the outside! The v-neck line is bound with self-made bias tape and can include ties to give it a beachy feel.

Rhapsody Blouse Features:

  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • Blouse & Dress views
  • 9 sleeve options: sleeveless, cap, short, flutter, 3/4 cuff, 3/4 flare, 3/4 bishop, trumpet, and full length bishop
  • Full Bust option

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on four 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.

Read more about this pattern on our blog:

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Description

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The Rhapsody Blouse instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Rhapsody Blouse contains pattern pieces for two body styles (standard bust & full bust) and 9 sleeve styles and two views- blouse and dress.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your size and style.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology to cut their fabric
  • A short video is included to enclose the yoke seams.
  • 1 page to customize the fit.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • Bright and clear step by step illustrations and color photos.
  • 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.

Size chart & fabric requirements

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Rhapsody Blouse and Dress pdf pattern

Line drawing

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The Rhapsody has been updated and re-tested April 2020 to include a dress view and to use the current Love Notions block that includes sizes XS-5X.

10/22/2020- Updated all files to fix cut line for bishop sleeve.

32 reviews for Rhapsody Blouse & Dress

  1. Zori (verified owner)

    I made my muslin with a peach skin fabric. The instructions are great, and I love that the pattern pieces are trim-less. Binding the opening in the neckline was tricky because the fabric frayed and it was tricky not distorting the shape of the cut out. Next time I’ll omit the cut out in the neckline.

  2. EvaSaga (verified owner)

    At last I have found a pattern in woven fabric that fits me over the shoulder without tightening.
    I’m getting pain when clothes is tightening after removing a piece of my clavicle. It´s a great pattern, perfect in size.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PATTERN

  3. Karen (verified owner)

    I love the versatility of this pattern and the ease of putting it together. It was my first Love Notions pattern and Im about to buy my second ?

  4. Karen (verified owner)

    I made two Rhapsody in the sew-a-long. One in rayon and one in a cotton lawn. Both turned out great. The instructions in the pattern are clear and easy to follow. I liked the links to the videos in there as well! I’ve just bought fabric for three more!!

  5. Glenda (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! I’ve made it twice now…once in a rayon and once in a very lightweight cotton blend. Both are in high rotation in my summer wardrobe. This is a garment that captures the current “Boho” trend, without being too loose. I love the creative possibilities of this pattern and am looking forward to making it for fall. The pattern is carefully written. Sizing was spot on for me. Just carefully measured my body then print and cut the size(s) that I needed. I have wide, square shoulders to I needed to go up a size for the bodice, then grade back down for the body. Worked beautifully. Thank you Tami!

  6. Kelsey (verified owner)

    My first and definitely not my last woven pattern! It was a perfect fit, always is!

  7. Trista

    The perfect woven top. Very flattering and pretty on.

  8. Karen (verified owner)

    I’ve made several Rhapsody’s now and love them all. Its a great pattern. easy to read and easy to follow. The sew-a-long on the blog is great too.

  9. Anne (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! It’s easy to sew and looks great on. I’ve made two so far!

  10. Elena (verified owner)

    I have made four versions of this pattern three of the shirt style in different fabrics ( including a sheer chiffon) and one with the dress add on, and they have all turned out perfectly. Very easy to assemble and sew and a great pattern for learning and practicing the burrito method. Very clear instructions and great links to extra information. This pattern is open to creating so many different options you could have dozens of these and they would all look different. I own and sew up a lot of Love Notions patterns, and this would have to be my favourite by far.

  11. Erika Katuin (verified owner)

    Easy to sew and great fit the first time. I will definitely make more. My husband commented that it fits great. He said this pattern is a winner.

  12. cabral_shana (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. It looks like it could be tricky to make, but the instructions made it so easy. It’s a very flattering style for so many body types and I love all the sleeve options.

  13. Hannah Carriere (verified owner)

    I’m so excited to try this top ( and dress!). From experience I know the instructions will be easy to follow as Love Notions is amazing in this department! The finished products I’ve seen are all lovely.

  14. Kelli (verified owner)

    This pattern was easy to sew up and has the cutest little details. Im excited to try the dress option soon.

  15. Gail Pelton (verified owner)

    I have not made this yet, but I am so inspired by everyone makes! I have this the pattern, and the material for both the muslin and some killer cheers print!

  16. Ann (verified owner)

    The Rhapsody is my favorite pattern, It can be ANYTHING. Want a short sleeve shirt to wear to the park this summer? Looking to re-live your hippie days of the 60’s and 70’s? (OK, showing my age.) Determined to look great when you’re able to go back to work instead of surviving endless Zoom meetings? Jus trying to hide those COVID pounds you put on in the last year? It’s anything you want it to be. I was surprised to see that I have purchased 51 Love Notions patterns thus far. Then again I’m not surprised at all. Can’t wait for the next one!

  17. mommurri08 (verified owner)

    I love this pattern – so many options! Great fit and great style!!!!!

  18. Kristi Morrow (verified owner)

    I’m in love with the Rhapsody Top!! I haven’t sewn wovens in forever and was a bit worried about the French seams and bias tape, but the pattern instructions were so clear and easy to follow and the results are absolutely stunning!! I just finished my first this afternoon for my mom for Mother’s Day and have already purchased several more pieces of fabric to try other sleeve variations, as well as the “closed” v hack that I saw. I can see this top working for all seasons spring through winter. Great all around wardrobe staple!

  19. Patricia Wilson (verified owner)

    I have not made this yet, but I have the fabric and I can’t wait to get started. It is such a pretty design. After reading the instructions, it looks like it will be easy to put together too.

  20. Margaret Eames (verified owner)

    Wow.
    I took the plunge and I’m so pleased I did. I’ve made 2 Rhapsody blouses with short sleeves and ties. At the moment I’ve another blouse almost finished and I’ve learned so much in particular, make with lightweight fabric or cotton so drape is good. I can certainly see that more Rhapsody versions are going to be on my cutting table …. you can never have too many. Beautiful

  21. crishdon (verified owner)

    I really LOVE this pattern. I thought it was going to be difficult at first but i just dove right in and made two of them the first day I got it (one with short sleeves and one sleeveless). Will be making more as soon as I get more fabric.

  22. lindaclbc (verified owner)

    Just purchased this yesterday and have it planned for some rayon batik fabric I have. Hopefully will get it started this week.

  23. Terry Erickson

    Love this pattern! My muslin is wearable and very cute. From there I have made three more. Great instructions and videos if you need more help. Highly recommend!

  24. Terrie (verified owner)

    The first woven pattern I’ve tried since getting back into garment sewing recently. I was terrified to try it because it has so many neat details, but the instructions are easy to follow. I’ve made two now (one for me and one for our daughter) and love both of them. I have fabric to make two more!

  25. Elona Earley (verified owner)

    This has got to be my favorite LN pattern! I’ve made the flutter sleeve, the bishop sleeve, and a dress last summer with the update. I get so many compliments when I wear these blouses and they’re fabulous to sew up. I really like the bias faced neckline instead of facings. This is the first pattern I have successfully used French seams and it’s such a lovely detail. The video is very helpful for the burrito method as well!

  26. Sheri Huerd (verified owner)

    Yes! This is my first Love Notions pattern. I made this top with the 3/4 bishop sleeve. It fits well through the shoulders, and I might do a full bust adjustment next time. I’m cutting out the flutter sleeve version this week for summer.

  27. thats_my_horse (verified owner)

    This top/dress is so pretty! I love how many options come with this one pattern, and the alterations I made to fit me where minimal, which is amazing.

  28. Nicole Gille (verified owner)

    I have made two of these, one short sleeved and one tank version. It is a really cute top. I have found with all Love Notions patterns the instructions have a way of making something that seems complicated easy to do. What I really love about Love Notions is the links to video instructions at all the tricky spots. I have learned so many new skills sewing Love Notions patterns and have never struggled or gotten frustrated.

  29. Rachel McCarty (verified owner)

    I was on the hunt for a good woven pattern and I think I’ve found it! I love the little details with the pleats and the options. Great for a dressy shirt or dress or for a casual breezy summer outfit!

  30. brooke (verified owner)

    On of my top favorite clothing items to sew!! There are so many options and it’s flattering on every shape!

  31. Sharon Duddleston (verified owner)

    Love the flattering look of this garment I am currently making my muslin version to ensure a good fit and trying the technique for the neckline before I cut into my lovely fabric. Can’t wait to get it done So many lovely patterns here at LN and so little time!

  32. Hayley Lown (verified owner)

    I made one for a friends bridal shower and it’s stunning!

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