111 Nepali Blouse


Misses Extra Small to Extra Large.  PDF pattern is XS-2XL

The semi-fitted blouse features a wide band collar, tapered sleeves, and deep underarm gussets for ease of movement, and overlapping front panels that tie on both sides and at arm hole and above the waist on the inside.  The blouse can also be made without the armhole ties for a casual open collar look.  the sleeves are wide at the shoulder and gathered at the shoulder cap; the taper to a close fit below the elbow. 

In Nepal, this wrap-and-tie blouse is traditionally made of velvet and worn under a wrap-style chupa or jumper (like our #131 Tibetan Chupa) or over a wrapped and pleated skirt formed from a sari or  6yd (5.5m) length of fabric. Directions for wrapping the skirt are included inside the pattern, along with sewing tips for working with velvet.

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight fabrics with drape such as rayon, velvet, or silk; medium-weight cotton; lightweight wool. Traditional colors are shades of red, pink, or purple.

Yardage chart (.pdf)

Yardage chart for PDF pattern (XS-2XL)

This pattern is available as a paper pattern and a PDF pattern.  The PDF pattern is sizes XS-2XL.  You can choose which option you want in the drop down menu.  The PDF pattern will be available in a link in order to download the files after checkout.  The PDF pattern has several files:  sewing instructions, about the Nepali Blouse, copyshop versions (36" and A0), and print at home (30 pages).