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Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

You guys. I can’t even tell you how hard it has been waiting to share these images of the new Dove blouse pattern made by our gorgeous and amazing testers! Every time a new set of photos hit our inbox, we were literally blown away.

Obviously I’m biased, but I truly adore all of these so much. You might even notice that a few of them inspired the samples i made up for the Dove photos on our website!

As always, i am so grateful to all of our testers for helping us get this pattern just right before release – giving up their spare time and providing us with super helpful feedback. You gals absolutely rock and I wish i could hug you all!

So without further ado, i really hope you enjoy checking out these amazing Dove blouses by some of our testers – and don’t forget to check out their blogs and Instagram for more sewing inspiration!

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Jenny // Find her on her blog Needle Swift and Instragram @needleswift

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves + lengthened the pattern to make a gorgeous dress!

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the swooping hem on this pattern, along with the french darts and ‘V’ neck. It was great fun to sew – simple yet stylish and with a lot of scope to play around with lengths and sleeves for the creative sewists among us.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

In addition to my straight-up by-the-book version of Dove, I have also made a sleeveless summer dress with a drawstring waist (I re-shaped the arm holes). As I was sewing this one I tried it on tucked into my Brumby and it looked awesome. So next up will be another sleeveless version with a straight hem as I would wear it tucked in. I would also make a long-sleeved tunic length for Autumn.

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Kim // Find her on her website Kim West Fan Club and Instagram @kimwestmakesstuff

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves + Version 2 blouse with flared sleeves lengthened to tunic length

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love elbow sleeves… But I also love the narrow V neckline and the shirttail hemline.

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Lynda

MADE

Version 2 blouse with flared sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Wasn’t sure I was going to like the flared sleeves but really please with the look when it top was finished

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Erin // Find her on her blog F is Flamingo and on Instagram @fisforflamingo

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I like how versatile it is based on fabric choice.  A silk version would be just the right amount of dressy without feeling fussy but can easily be more casual in a rayon or lightweight cotton when worn with jeans.

I thought of this as perfect to wear on a beach in a lightweight, flowy tropical print fabric to keep the sun off while still keeping cool. Either with shorts or flowy loose pants.

 Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Lori // Find her on her blog here

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I really like the slight A line and high/low hem. I think it’s flattering on me.

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Erin // Find her on her blog Dear Edna

MADE

Version 2 blouse with flared sleeves and Version 3 blouse with bell sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

No modifications for fit!

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Kate // Find her on her blog Thistle & Bean and on Instagram @katikhu

MADE

Version 3 blouse with bell sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the hi-low curved hemline and the facing finish on it – it has the perfect shape and is very flattering! This pattern was a really fun make and I appreciated the finishing details and the variations.  I am really excited to make it again!

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WHO

Nique // Find her on her on Instagram @nique_et

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It’s very casual but has lots of nice details

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Kelly

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The silhouette!  I have never worn a blouse so perfectly drafted.  Perfectly slim at the bust with just the right amount of fabric over the hips to be flowy without being frumpy.  It looks wonderful with both jeans and skirts.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

My next version will be with Robert Kaufman’s Brussels Washer Linen.  I think the drape of that fabric would be perfect with this garment!

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Edina // Find her on her blog here and Instagram @the_german_edge

MADE

Version 2 blouse with flared sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I absolutely love the fit! The blouse has many interesting details (flared sleeves, high-low hem) that can make it a statement piece but it also has the potential to be a simple wardrobe staple.

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Kristen // Find her on her blog Smith & Daphne and on Instagram @SmithAndDaphne

MADE

Version 1 blouse with elbow length sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The wearability!

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Caroline // Find her on her blog Pieces and Love and on Instagram @Caroline.jg

MADE

Version 2 blouse with flared sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I like the clean line and the round hem.

Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Dove blouse sewing pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Lala // Find her on  Instagram @lalanegrita

MADE

Sleeveless blouses for Singapores hot humid weather (Meg note: I really want a sleeveless version now!!)

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the v-neck and the curved hem, it’s a great shape!

// SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS! //

What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Dove pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNdove and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

Don’t have the pattern yet? Order Dove today!

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About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Laura
Laura
6 years ago

Fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration! I had to buy this pattern straight away when i saw the rounded hem ?. Cant wait to make it.

Liliana
6 years ago

So many beautiful versions! The patterns looks so good in both a print and in a solid, well done :)

Deb Cameron
Deb Cameron
6 years ago

Love!!! My favourite is Erin’s bell sleeve floral top, I must have one ASAP!!

Paige @ Very Paige
5 years ago

I would make so many of these, but I’m out of the size range. :(