Cara — Cara Blouse with Oversized Pockets Pattern

Outfit your carefree days in this relaxed linen top. Uncomplicated boxy shape with a loose fit, rounded neckline, loose sleeves - this is an ideal item for everyday wear that will keep you cozy all year long. When working with a shape this simple, it's all about the details. That's why we decided to style it with two oversized patch pockets to turn it into something special.

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Pattern specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations:
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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I love this pattern
Reviewer: Lauren

This has become my go to top pattern, It is so comfortable and fits well. I have sewn it as is, been able to adapt it to make it longer shirt and even adapted it into a tunic. I have also found it makes a wonderful undershirt for layering

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Great top
Reviewer: Jacqueline

I LOVE this top, I am about to make my 4th. I have left off the pockets to make a the that looks slightly different. I love the fit and it fits with my clothing aesthetic. I will keep making them.

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Another great pattern from FS; Thank you!
Reviewer: ANNE

I just love these patterns that the FS provides FOR FREE! I have only made one of these tops so far, but think that this one we be a good candidate for a button placard down the back, just for added interest (which will be easy to adjust pattern for myself). The big pockets are great, but I double-seamed them at each of the top corners so they do not pull thru the fabric, with wear.

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Great Pattern
Reviewer: gillian

This is the second top that I have made using Fabric Store linen and patterns. I made the AUGUSTINA top and it went together so easily it gave me the confidence to try this one. Guess what - this pattern is just as easy! I made the 8-10 which is my normal size and it fit perfectly. the directions on the tutorial were really helpful. I feel like I'm going to sewing school - next up the Genia top!

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no pattern
Reviewer: Sylvie

i m so sad, there is no pattern for this item

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Hi! The pattern pieces are an attached file to the main PDF file. You have to open the file with Adobe Reader to be able to see the attached file. Please email me at and I'll send you the steps on how to access the attachment.

This was an easy project in IL019 Crimson softened. The photo looks a little distorted to me. The blouse is blocky, but the photo looks more so. It fits loosely and in cooler weather I can fit a base layer underneath. The fabric was very nice to sew. Since I have the pattern all put together, I think I'll make another. I have some IL019 BLEACHED FS Signature Finish that I might dye with indigo...or maybe marigolds.

Posted by Linda

Used IL028, double sided fabric for this cute, easy to sew top. The double sided worked great except for the bias neckline which started to unravel, so I used a pretty stitch from my new sewing machine and just sewed around the whole neckline. You can iron this fabric and it has a whole other look. Can wear with a turtleneck when it's chilly.

Posted by Dawn

Made it from my husbands linen shirt without a pocket.

Posted by Meral

Thank you for free beautiful pattern. It's very easy to make it. I used linen-fabric-IL019-bleached-softened-middle.

Posted by Meral

Made out of a golden medium weight linen. Very easy to wear.

Posted by ANNE
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