Plus Size Babydoll Blouse

By: Christine Ting from
Plus Size Babydoll Blouse
Plus Size Babydoll Blouse

"Most shirred garments DIY tutorial available online(as of writing) are for tube dresses, sling dresses or dresses with obscure sleeves. This is a tutorial on how to sew your own shirred babydoll blouse that has proper sleeves that provides good coverage of the shoulders and arms.It can be lengthened to make a dress or tunic. There are free PDF patterns from regular to plus sizes available for download in the tutorial post. It also teaches how to draw your own pattern to fit exact measurements or if you want to hack the pattern for modification. The tutorial does not touch on how to shirr, but it does provide a link to a very good video tutorial for that. "

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Thin to medium thickness woven fabric
  • Elastic sewing thread
  • Regular sewing thread


  1. Print or draw pattern (both option available in tutorial post)

  2. Cut out fabric pieces according to pattern

  3. Hem neckline

  4. Sew bodice pieces to for front and back bodice

  5. Shirr bust regions of front and back bodice

  6. Cut and hem sleeve pieces

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