Feel the power of the puff with our bold new blouse pattern, the Peppermint Paddington Top, ready to add to your ‘to sew’ pile – and your new closet staple for adventures aplenty!

We worked with South African patternmaker Sarah Steenkamp of French Navy Patterns to create everybody’s new favourite wardrobe essential – the perfect puff-sleeve blouse. Simple enough for everyday wear, it’s got just enough flair to bring the drama, mama. Raglan-cut sleeves make it the ultimate beginner sew, plus the gorgeous back buttons let you add your own personal twist. Tuck it in, wear it out and get ready for your shirt game to come out on top.

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We used the new Cotton Lawn from Spoonflower, printed with a gorgeous floral pattern by Californian surface-pattern designer Grace Andersson – the winner of our Spoonflower design challenge! For more lovely hand-drawn floral patterns, check out all the entries here.

We can’t wait to see your creations – don’t forget to tag #peppermintpatterns #peppermintpaddingtontop to share your makes with us!

Sewing Level: Confident Beginner

Size Range: A-O (see chart)

Photos: Kelley Sheenan Model: Efon Victorio Seamstress: Rosie Dodgson


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