Rhapsody Blouse & Dress
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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:
Catch up with the sewalong:
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.
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
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 ?
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!!
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!
Kelsey (verified owner) –
My first and definitely not my last woven pattern! It was a perfect fit, always is!
The perfect woven top. Very flattering and pretty on.
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.
Anne (verified owner) –
I love this pattern! It’s easy to sew and looks great on. I’ve made two so far!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelli (verified owner) –
This pattern was easy to sew up and has the cutest little details. Im excited to try the dress option soon.
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!
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!
mommurri08 (verified owner) –
I love this pattern – so many options! Great fit and great style!!!!!
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!
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.
Margaret Eames (verified owner) –
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
brooke (verified owner) –
On of my top favorite clothing items to sew!! There are so many options and it’s flattering on every shape!
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!
Bren Holmes (verified owner) –
I absolutely love this top. I am now making number four and I only started making them this week. Had I read that it was an intermediate pattern I may not have attempted it, as I’ve not sewn clothes for some time. As it is, I had absolutely no issues with the pattern or the sewing, other than those from sewing a cheap and nasty rayon from my stash. I hadn’t used the burrito method previously, but the instructions are excellent. I got a good fit with a little grading but needed no further tweaking and the length is just perfect. I have made both the short and flutter sleeve options so far, both are lovely. I shall do an elasticated bishop sleeve on the one under the needle right now. It’s such a comfortable top to wear as well. The next one will be the dress option.
Dorene Kemp (verified owner) –
I love, love, love this pattern and I love wearing this top. So many options make it possible to have many of the same top with many different looks. Thank you for such a versatile pattern!
Renee Shepherd (verified owner) –
I have made two of these! I love this pattern.
Jaye Holland (verified owner) –
This was my first quarantine sew! Super simple pattern and I even learned how to make bias tape! The video instructions are always helpful!
tracyandcarol (verified owner) –
Couldn’t find the perfect dress for my daughter’s wedding so I turned to this pattern. It was perfect! I loved the fit and the design that made it so comfortable and cool and flattering. Hacked the neckline for a closed look – so happy with the results.
ELiza (verified owner) –
Love this pattern! Versatile, full bust options (YES!), sews up quickly, and has tons of lovely details like sleeve options, dress options, and tie. The neck can get fiddly but the instructions are great!
Hayley Lown (verified owner) –
I made one for a friends bridal shower and it’s stunning!
Joen Venitsky (verified owner) –
This is one of my favorite patterns! I have made three tops and plan on making more. This fit it perfect.
Aine Henderson (verified owner) –
As everyone says, this is a perfect pattern. Easy to make, fits perfectly. I have made the top and a dress (needed to lengthen the bodice on the dress). I can see more being made .
Staci (verified owner) –
Love, love this pattern! This was my first pattern to make and use binding. The instructions were great for this! Love how effortless and beautiful this top is. The dress is one of my favorites! It is super flattering with the elastic waist!
schroeder1987 (verified owner) –
This is a wonderful woven top. Made in a rayon challis, chambray and wool twill. Drafted a facing to eliminate the bias binding on the wool as it was loosely woven. My favorite top. The video was very helpful. The cut is flattering. A pattern that can be used time and time again.
Sheri Fetter (verified owner) –
Fantastic Pattern!… I made it it in an animal print Rayon Poplin… you can check out a photo on IG @Gigis.Sewing.Adventures. I am a short-waisted 5’4″ so I shortened the bodice by 1.5 inches. I am more of a straight silhouette so I cut a L at the shoulders and waist and graded in to a M at the hips. I have worn this top with a skirt, with linen pants, jeans and I am looking to wear with with some shorts when the weather gets hotter. you cannot go wrong with this pattern it is so versatile.
janetpayne (verified owner) –
Enjoyed making this pattern and looking forward to making more.
Mic Cas (verified owner) –
I am looking forward to making this in a dress and I am starting to figure out how to make a capsule wardrobe and I look forward to adding this pattern in multiple fabrics in my closet.
Toni Stoothoff (verified owner) –
LOVE this dress! It is so flattering and the pattern is easy to follow.
design-5799 (verified owner) –
I’m pretty new to garment sewing with this being the first I have sewn in over 30 years. The first time I made the top was in the class. The second time I was on my own and all the info provided in the directions helped me at each and every spot. Cannot wait to make some more of the patterns I have purchased
Ambre Kern (verified owner) –
A very easy pattern and instructions
Deneane Keane (verified owner) –
Until I started using Love Notions I had only attempted woven patterns and never with much success…so I was kind of avoiding them…until the Rhapsody. It wasn’t difficult, and my first attempt actually tuned out pretty great. Next time I will be sure to use a fabric with a little better drape (as the pattern recommends) because the plain cotton is a bit stiff, but the fit is great!
Jennifer Lee (verified owner) –
I had held off making this pattern, but finally decided to tackle it. The instructions were very clear. The instructions were full of video links and tutorial links. Learned a very unique way of making bias binding from a very small piece of fabric through a link in the pattern.
sewtosowjesus (verified owner) –
Wow! I love this pattern! I have sewn 3 blouses and a dress so far. I love the fit and the options are great! Another great must have pattern!
Kavita Deepchand (verified owner) –
I have made several versions of this great pattern. Next on my list is to make a dress version. I love all LN patterns but this is the one `i get most compliments on. The instructions are very clear to follow and there are so many variations that keep the pattern exciting and versatile. It’s a definite wardrobe staple.
janamonin (verified owner) –
This is a wonderful pattern, with many options. I especially love the sleeve options. The bias neck ties are a bit tricky with delicate fabric,(spray starch is very helpful) so I really like the option to leave the ties off if needed. I made a Rhapsody for my sister in-law for her birthday. She spanned three size ranges and needed the full bust option (I don’t, so I hadn’t used these pattern pieces before). I made the necessary adjustments from the instructions, and it fit her perfectly! I was so happy, and relieved to hand make her a beautiful garment that fit so well!
Josephine (verified owner) –
This is probably my most-worn clothing item in my closet. I love the blouse and have plans to sew a dress version soon. It’s the top I reach for over and over again.
Heather Hahn (verified owner) –
Beautiful blouse! Get ready for compliments. Sews together perfectly. The full bust peice worked for me in a 2x, my measurements are overbust 43, full bust 49. Waist 39.
Jones.fred83 (verified owner) –
I love this pattern! I love love-notions patterns. They always fit me I hardly ever need to make adjustments. I also love that they have every sleeve option so I can use it anytime. I also sew for others and these fit every size.
Christine Creer (verified owner) –
This is a brilliant pattern. I love buying bolt ends and this doesn’t take a lot of material. Highly recommended.
Beverly (verified owner) –
Fantastic top pattern! I love this top! I made the sort of bell sleeved version in a rayon twill that is so floaty and comfortable. It drapes nicely and I always get compliments when I wear it. As always Love Notions instructions are excellent!
Kimberly Sitko (verified owner) –
Made my Rhapsody! Loving it. Thank you Love Notions the directions were spot on 🙂
Jane (verified owner) –
A tried and true pattern for me. So easy and looks amazing. Even sized down and made a knit version this summer and it’s a solid favourite.
I absolutely love the Rhapsody shirt/dress. I’ve battled to make something that fits nicely over the boobs and with the FBA got a very good fit. Love watching Karinas videos, she has been my inspiration to take my sewing to the next level by tackling any project. I know I can rely on her videos and learnt so much from watching her.
Deb (verified owner) –
What a wonderful, versatile pattern! I’ve made it in woven, stretch woven, and knit fabrics. So many sleeve options, too. It’s a stylish blouse for every season of the year, and so easy to make.
Anne Schantz (verified owner) –
Such a beautiful and versatile pattern! Lovely, flattering shape and pretty details, and easily made for either cool or warm weather. The “burrito method” video helps to clarify the yoke assembly, and I watched a video from Karina’s “Lifting Pins and Needles” channel that had more fun ideas to make it my own! I will definitely make more of these!
tabitha.bernard (verified owner) –
The Rhapsody Blouse is a beautiful make. It fits well and has lots of options. I have made 2 of them for myself, 3 for my mother, 1 for my daughter in law and 2 more lined up for her. It is flattering on all body types. I’ve done both short sleeved and Long sleeve bishop sleeves. It’s just one of those patterns that will become a go-to.
Heide Fries (verified owner) –
The Rhapsody is a pattern that can be what you need it to be. I made a lengthened version out of flannel and one with French terry for night gowns. They are super comfortable and get a lot of wear. I have also made a few tops that based on the fabric/print are casual or dressy. This is a great skill building pattern and easy to tackle with so many videos available on YouTube to show you how.
sweetrthnsunshine (verified owner) –
I love this pattern! Cute and stylish while still being comfortable. I’ve made two already and don’t plan on stopping there! The instructions are straight-forward and clear which makes this a pretty simple sew.
Amy Sellers (verified owner) –
The Rhapsody pattern is wonderful. I have made two and have plans for at least two more. I learned how to make and use bias binding, how to sew with crinkle rayon and rayon challis and how to finish a curved hem. I love to wear both of them. The sewing techniques taught in the pattern make the tops very sturdy and beautiful. I love the versatility with sleeve options from sleeveless to long bishop. You can make everything from a dress or summer top to a flannel nightie. I think it would be lovely with a tiered skirt. So on trend. Love this pattern.
Hannah Benninger (verified owner) –
Very versatile pattern. I love the full bust piece and the number of sleeve options.
Lisa of Stitch It Again (verified owner) –
I love that there is a neckline variation as well as many sleeve variations for this pattern. I like the gathers at the shoulder instead of bust darts which I often have trouble getting just right. The detailed instructions are superb. This is both an enjoyable pattern to sew and to wear!
Roberta Yochim (verified owner) –
The Rhapsody blouse is one of my favorite patterns. The instructions were very easy to follow. On the first Rhapsody that I made,I was a little apprehensive about working with bias binding. But by just following the directions it was a piece of cake. I had no problems. I love making this top and it is a go-to top in my wardrobe. I love it.
Shirley Jarrett (verified owner) –
So stylish with many options, I have made 3 Rhapsody tops to coordinate in my wardrobe & love them all
Stephanie G (verified owner) –
The Rhapsody Blouse is a fantastic pattern. It’s a beautiful and flattering silhouette with great sleeve options. This is my first Love Notions pattern. The loose fit of this blouse made the full bust front too big for me. The regular front fit perfectly. I’m so glad I made a muslin first. I will definitely make more Rhapsody Blouses. Looking forward to trying more Love Notions patterns.
sally.stone (verified owner) –
I just love this pattern: have made the top 4 times now but what has prompted me to leave a review, is that for New Year I just made the dress! I doubted if I would like it as much as the top, but I do…it was an easy ‘conversion’ and could be used in so many ways. The appearance of the garment changes dramatically according to the fabric so my four tops all appear quite different…well done Love Notions no wonder there are so many good reviews for this pattern.