Find the sewing instructions for the Aïda blouse in this blogpost. A detailed tutorial and many pictures will help you to make it effortless. You will find the free download (March 2021 only) in this blogpost, the blouse Aïda from the BERNINA magazine Inspiration.
Information about how to find the download is in this blogpost: Free pattern for the Aïda blouse.
I make the blouse on the BERNINA 710, similar technical functions to the BERNINA 740
My overlock is the BERNINA L 460
What do you need?
I chose to sew with Mettler Poly Sheen embroidery thread. You thought you couldn’t? It really fits your sewing machine as well, and very practical if you miss a color in sewing thread.
Check your measures with the pattern parts.
The size chart you find on the printed pattern is very helpful.
Ifnecessary make adjustments before cutting out the pattern.
I need to adjust backlength and that’s why I have a seam in the back. I have added an extra 6 cm of total height.
Cut out the pattern.
Let’s start sewing:
Cut the parts in fabric.
Take notches by cutting in the seam or by using basting thread.
Pin the darts in the front panel. Sew a slightly curved line, drawing the line can help you.
It is useful to iron stabilizer tape along the neckline, before sewing biastape.
I have a neat neckline.
Finishing the neckline:
I followed a my own way of finishing the neckine.
Iron stabilizer to one of each neckline. I have a quite firm fabric, so I only ironed stabilizer tape.
Pin right sides together and sew the borders 2 by 2 (only the neckline side).
Fold open and iron. Toptstich the seam. It is easy with the Edgestitch foot # 10
Sew the neckline to the blouse. Take care for an EXACT stop in the notches.
Match the size of the neckline to the opening in the front panel. Cut the seam allowance in towards the notches..
Fold the neckline to the wrong side, position the right one on top. Iron to stay in place.
Iron, overlock the seams and topstich along the seam.
Now the shoulders and sleeves:
Sew the shoulderseam: pin right sides of back and front panel right sides together, sew and overlock. Fold the shoulder seam to the back and topstitch.
Divide the bottom part of the sleeve in four.
Overlock or zigzag the edges of the elastic. Close the elastic. Topstitch with a zigzag stitch, to make the seam allowances stay flat. These were my settings:
Insert the sleeve:
Pin the sleeve in the blouse. Match the notches in the front part and the sleeve.
Sew the sleeve to the blouse, check for unwanted folds on the right side of the blouse, and overlock.
Finish with the hem seam:
Fold in place, iron the seam and sew.
The blouse Aïda is ready.
It’s ready to wear for work. The fabric I used is OK for a winterday!
Who else will make this blouse? I wonder.
Do you have comments or questions? Don’t hestitate to comment.