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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Blouse pattern with neckline gathers/ruching ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Tucker blouse
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Date: 8/20/13 7:36 AM

I have been in love with the causal aesthetics of Tucker blouses. Unfortunately, I cannot afford the retail price. Have you come across a pattern that looks like this? There are a few key features as far as I can tell:

1) Tucks along the neckline. I've seen blouse patterns with tucks near the placket edge or shoulder seams. It's just not the same. I'm really keen on the tucks radiating from the collar because it looks a certain way if you leave the top 2 buttons unbuttoned. I have trouble find this specific feature.
2) Raglan sleeves. I don't think that's mandatory. But when I studied the patterned blouses, the direction of the pattern seem to indicate raglan sleeves. Something about the way it drapes in the shoulder area. This Burda blouse is almost there. But it has set-in sleeves and a slightly larger collar.

I considered using an existing raglan blouse pattern and try slashing. But I have never tried extensive pattern manipulations like that before and I worry about making the chest area too puffy. I can also make small alterations to the Burda pattern collar (to bias edging) to get that casual vibe. That seems the easiest ... unless you have other suggestions?
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Date: 8/20/13 8:08 AM

How much?!!

I think the Burda blouse is a good match in terms of the overall look, in spite of the set-in sleeves.

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Date: 8/20/13 9:11 AM

This reminds me of a bishop daygown for babies, the smocked neck, and the raglan sleeves are exactly how a bishop is constructed. A daygown may button down the front or the back. i looked up bishop blouse pattern, but was unable to bring one up that i could link to.
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Date: 8/20/13 9:48 AM

I was just looking for a pattern similar to a Tucker blouse yesterday. I looked through my back issues of Burda Mags and couldn't find anything.

I will be watching this thread and will post if I find anything.

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Date: 8/20/13 10:50 AM

You may want to try looking for a vintage peasant blouse pattern. I recall this raglan style pattern from years ago, probably without the smocking. I do have a RTW Jones NY blouse again without the smocking. Also check dress patterns that you could cut off to blouse length. Will let you know if I see anything.
Just found this pattern on Etsy: Vogue 9871 . Its a small bust size but you could adjust or search for another one in your size.
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Date: 8/20/13 12:37 PM

Like NancyZL I would recommend looking at blouse patterns from the 70's. I made a blouse like this back then, and wore it for years. Raglan sleeves, gathered at neckline. Mine had a collar. In fact I found the exact pattern a while ago and bought it again, out of nastalgia. I will try and come back with the pattern brand name and number, but I am sure that there are many more, raglan sleeve patterns, gathered at the neckline which could be used, either right out of the package or with small tweeks.... Okay so the pattern I was talking about was Vintage Simplicity 8704. This pattern may be too loose fitting for your tastes. On me it worked really well (I am large busted and back then had a small frame). But even if this one will not work for you, looking for a vintage pattern would still be a good idea.
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Date: 8/20/13 1:36 PM

Try Burda Style Mag 9-13 # 118

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Date: 8/20/13 2:05 PM

Glad I'm not the only one who thought this was an oldie!!
I can't believe the price tag on these...yikes!!
Also found the earlier referenced Vogue pattern in a size 12 at an online site called "Pattern Gate". Hope this helps. Its an easy style to make up.

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Date: 8/21/13 4:18 AM

Thanks for all your suggestions. Simplicity 8704 is really close to what I have in mind. You're right that it's a little roomy, but at least the elements are there. I can size down or alter the fit. Definitely would shorten the sleeves too.

The Tucker blouses are just ridiculously expensive! They did a collaboration with Target a few years ago and I scoffed at paying $40 for a polyester version. But I see a few cheap ones on eBay now and then. My last resort was to buy a Target blouse and trace it.

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Date: 8/21/13 5:54 AM

Maybe: Lekala 4086 or
Lekala 5572 or
Lekala 5762 or
StyleArc Stephanie or
Grace L. Knott Peasant blouse (skip the smocking.)
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