Driftwood Blouse + Dress - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Driftwood Blouse + Dress - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$16.00 USD
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Playful and casual, or classic and elegant - the Driftwood Blouse + Dress is made for carefree days.  Breezy and flowing, the fit is easy but refined. 

Dressed up or down, the dreamy Driftwood is a wardrobe building essential.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner-intermediate. 

Fitting adjustment resources: Included

Skills you will learn: Gathering, bias binding, raglan sleeves, under-stitching, in-seam pockets (dress version), channelled elastic (optional) 

Driftwood Blouse Sewing Pattern Video Class by Twig + Tale

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Size Charts + Fabric Requirements

Choose between two size ranges:
0-22   (A-L) 
Size 0 starts where the children's sizes finish
14-38 (H-T)

Twig + Tale Sewing Patterns Size Chart - Imperial

Fabric Requirements + Finished Garment Measurement - Sizes 0-22 (A-L)
Fabric Requirements + Finished Garment Measurement - Sizes 14-38 (H-T)

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to gently used light weight linen garments, muslin wraps and pretty printed cotton dresses for inspiration.

Views

Sizes 0-22 (A-L)

Driftwood Blouse + Dress Sewing Pattern - Views sizes 0-22 - by Twig + Tale

Sizes 14-38 (H-T)Driftwood Blouse + Dress Sewing Pattern - Views sizes 14-38 - by Twig + Tale

  • Blouse + Dress 
  • Teardrop or V shaped neckline
  • With or without ties
  • Short or long sleeves
  • Comfy elastic or stylish gathered cuff
  • In-seam side pockets (dress version)

Driftwood Blouse + Dress sewing pattern - neckline views - by Twig + Tale

     Driftwood Blouse + Dress Sewing Pattern - Cuff options - by Twig + Tale

    Adaptive

    Sizes 0-22 (A-L) Adaptive FrontDriftwood Blouse Adaptive Sewing Pattern - by Twig + Tale

    Sizes 14-38 (H-T) Adaptive FrontDriftwood Blouse Sewing Pattern by Twig + Tale sizes 14-32

    Included Adaptive Add-on: Button-Front

    This adaptive button-front is designed with accessibility in mind. 

    An alternative to the regular pull-over style, this button-through front-opening version may be helpful for those with limited upper limb mobility, requiring easier assess to ports, feeding infants, or simply for personal aesthetic preference.

    These adaptive pattern pieces are supplied in Print-at-Home, A0 Copyshop and Projector format. 

    If you purchased the Driftwood Blouse + Dress pattern before this resource was added, simply re-download the pattern from your account to access it.

    Helpful Resources

    How to do an FBA (Fuller Bust Adjustment) on your Driftwood
    How to do a Fuller Abdomen Adjustment on your Driftwood
    How to do a Fuller Upper Arm Adjustment on your Driftwood
    How to do a Fuller Seat Adjustment on your Driftwood

    How to make an A-Line Driftwood Dress
    How to make a Back-Opening Driftwood Blouse
    How to make a Flounce Sleeve for your Driftwood
    How to make a Button Cuff for your Driftwood
    How to make a Ruffle Sleeve for your Driftwood
    How to make a Driftwood from Knit Fabric

    Printing Info + FAQ

    This is a print-at-home PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

    1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
    2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
    3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

    All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

    View pattern FAQ 

    • Resources

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 67 reviews
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    Christine Oliver (Auckland, NZ)
    My new favourite top!

    I made the short sleeve, v neck option. OMG it was a perfect fit, and went together perfectly. So much so that i cut another top out the very next day!

    M
    M.A. (Gdansk, PL)
    Bluzka

    Aaaaa

    D
    DT (Glendale, US)
    Lovely and easy to sew

    This has become a favorite pattern of mine. It’s easy to adjust for my height (5’10”) to lengthen the body and sleeves for the perfect fit. The neckline and sleeve options make it so customizable. I’ve made three of these shirts now (in linen and cotton lawn) and am planning the fourth. It’s a great breezy shirt for the hot weather of Arizona.

    A
    Ana Maria (Seattle, US)
    Great pattern!

    I made a muslin on the Driftwood A-Line dress, with the included FBA instructions. My first try turned out great! I am not sure the dress version is great for my body type, but I plan to make the top for sure. Instructions and pattern were perfect.

    J
    Jan Keating (Brisbane, AU)
    I love this pattern!

    After making the driftwood blouse for my little 2 year old granddaughter I decided I had to have one for myself ,so I bought the adult version. Just like the kids version this was a quick and easy sew. I've never been happy with anything I've sewn for myself but I have to say I was pretty pleased with the blouse I made. I also made a beach coverup using the A-Line add on. This is a great pattern and I will be using it lots.

    A
    Anna
    Simply love it

    I made a blouse from an old bedsheet. Nobody noticed ^^

    d
    deb larsen (Markham, CA)
    A Winner!

    Great pattern, great instructions, great support (I was having trouble, emailed and got immediate responses that solved my problem in less than 12 hours!), great everything. Best of all, the blouse camouflages my tummy perfectly! Thanks!!

    c
    carol liljedahl (Livingston, US)

    I love this pattern and will be making several more variations. I used a vintage, lightweight cotton that I found in a local thrift store and have enough fabric left to make the long sleeved version in addition to the short sleeved . Will Look great with a pair of jeans. I was concerned about a pattern that required me to put the garment on over my head as opposed to a button front because I have issues with shoulder mobility, but I have no problems putting on this blouse.

    M
    Marie (Vienna, AT)
    A perfect spring staple

    I created my blouse from a whimsical flower cotton to wear through spring and the result is fabulous (though I did shorten the hem by 8cm, to sit right at the hip). It is a pattern that challenged me a little and taught me lots. I needed a little patience, but the instructions never let me down, so it was a fully enjoyable process. I wish to make a long-sleeved, button-down version next.

    A
    Andrea G (Wellington, NZ)
    Delightful knit Driftwood

    I was wanted a tee-shirt with a gathered neck and when I saw the option of making a knit draftwood I was away. I'm really thrilled with my fancy tee, made from a lightweight Liberty knit fabric, and have had lots of compliments on it. I referred to the blog post on making Draftwood in jersey, and omitted the front opening. I shortened the top rather than add a knit band, and included the bands on the sleeves (though perhaps could have shortened them a little due to their stretch). This is a great pattern and I will definitely make it again - I'm thinking of a silk one next!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 67 reviews
    94%
    (63)
    4%
    (3)
    1%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    C
    Christine Oliver (Auckland, NZ)
    My new favourite top!

    I made the short sleeve, v neck option. OMG it was a perfect fit, and went together perfectly. So much so that i cut another top out the very next day!

    M
    M.A. (Gdansk, PL)
    Bluzka

    Aaaaa

    D
    DT (Glendale, US)
    Lovely and easy to sew

    This has become a favorite pattern of mine. It’s easy to adjust for my height (5’10”) to lengthen the body and sleeves for the perfect fit. The neckline and sleeve options make it so customizable. I’ve made three of these shirts now (in linen and cotton lawn) and am planning the fourth. It’s a great breezy shirt for the hot weather of Arizona.

    A
    Ana Maria (Seattle, US)
    Great pattern!

    I made a muslin on the Driftwood A-Line dress, with the included FBA instructions. My first try turned out great! I am not sure the dress version is great for my body type, but I plan to make the top for sure. Instructions and pattern were perfect.

    J
    Jan Keating (Brisbane, AU)
    I love this pattern!

    After making the driftwood blouse for my little 2 year old granddaughter I decided I had to have one for myself ,so I bought the adult version. Just like the kids version this was a quick and easy sew. I've never been happy with anything I've sewn for myself but I have to say I was pretty pleased with the blouse I made. I also made a beach coverup using the A-Line add on. This is a great pattern and I will be using it lots.

    A
    Anna
    Simply love it

    I made a blouse from an old bedsheet. Nobody noticed ^^

    d
    deb larsen (Markham, CA)
    A Winner!

    Great pattern, great instructions, great support (I was having trouble, emailed and got immediate responses that solved my problem in less than 12 hours!), great everything. Best of all, the blouse camouflages my tummy perfectly! Thanks!!

    c
    carol liljedahl (Livingston, US)

    I love this pattern and will be making several more variations. I used a vintage, lightweight cotton that I found in a local thrift store and have enough fabric left to make the long sleeved version in addition to the short sleeved . Will Look great with a pair of jeans. I was concerned about a pattern that required me to put the garment on over my head as opposed to a button front because I have issues with shoulder mobility, but I have no problems putting on this blouse.

    M
    Marie (Vienna, AT)
    A perfect spring staple

    I created my blouse from a whimsical flower cotton to wear through spring and the result is fabulous (though I did shorten the hem by 8cm, to sit right at the hip). It is a pattern that challenged me a little and taught me lots. I needed a little patience, but the instructions never let me down, so it was a fully enjoyable process. I wish to make a long-sleeved, button-down version next.

    A
    Andrea G (Wellington, NZ)
    Delightful knit Driftwood

    I was wanted a tee-shirt with a gathered neck and when I saw the option of making a knit draftwood I was away. I'm really thrilled with my fancy tee, made from a lightweight Liberty knit fabric, and have had lots of compliments on it. I referred to the blog post on making Draftwood in jersey, and omitted the front opening. I shortened the top rather than add a knit band, and included the bands on the sleeves (though perhaps could have shortened them a little due to their stretch). This is a great pattern and I will definitely make it again - I'm thinking of a silk one next!