Hannah Flounce Blouse Pattern Tester Roundup Part 2

Hey ho my friends – thank you for joining us on Day 2 of the Hannah Flounce Blouse pattern tester roundups. 

As you could see from yesterday’s post the Hannah Flounce Blouse has a real flowy and whimsical nature to its design.

And that is largely due to the look and feel of the inserted flounce. The width of the flounce can be varied – it is just a matter of trimming off from the outer edge before hemming it.

Or alternatively cut your Hannah Flounce Blouse without the actual flounce. This results in a classic princess panel shape that can be fine-tuned to achieve the best fit possible. 

Offering cup size choices – A, B, C, D and DD – and the ability to custom fit the pattern is at its most user friendly.

Style it up or pare it down; the versatility of a featured flounce makes it the perfect point of difference for any outfit combination.

The Hannah Flounce Blouse offer a choice of styling options:  
1. Flounce Insert in Princess Paneling
2. Long Sleeves
3. Short Sleeves
All of the above styles are completed with :
1. Princess Paneling Back and Front
2. Collar Stand
3. Long Sleeve – standard placket and cuff
4. Front Button Band

Lets continue with fabulous pattern tester roundups shall we, as our next group of Pattern testers of the Hannah Flounce Blouse would like to share with you all the following:

1. Their name and where they live?
2. What fabric combinations did you choose and where did you purchase.
3. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Hannah?
4. What was your style choice for the Hannah?
5. What fit alterations did you have to make to the Hannah?
6. Have you worn your Hannah yet and what compliments did you receive.
7. Any plans for future combinations of the Hannah
And the finer details; (AU/UK) 6 – 30 (US) 2 – 26 (EU) 34 – 58
Cup sizes – A, B, C, D and DD
On Sale for a limited time only – $9.85
Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level.

I’m Bonnie O from Cincinnati, Ohio. I’m thrilled with my Hannah Flounce which I made with a cotton voile. I am very thankful for Designer Stitch’s 5/8 inch seam allowance because it’s very helpful for fitting. I basted the blouse together first to check fit and was able to adjust the same allowance to allow more space where needed (specifically across my back). I also tapered the waist a bit more for a more fitted look. I have already purchased a beautiful emerald green cotton from which I intend to make a long sleeve version. I wore my blouse on a business trip and received several comments in the airport and from a flight attendant on my new cute blouse! The flounce is such a nice feature.
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My name is Synthia, I live in Central Ca. I loved participating in the testing of the adorable Hannah top. My version was without the ruffles, sewn in cotton fabric, and I made both the long sleeve and a 3/4 sleeve. I love dark colors, so I made one in a darker color, but I also made a lighter color. I definitely wanted to sew a muslin first because I plan on making more of this awesome top for summer. The one thing I did with the front darts, I sewed them up after my top was made so that I can get a better fit. My friend really liked the Hannah top, and he feels it’s a great top for summer or any occasion. I like how the princess seam gives a great fit and I like the length as well. I do have a cotton voile fabric that I would try the ruffled version next. Tips: a muslin is a must, iron all seams, use a lighter fabric vs heavier weight, and enjoy this fun top. https://sewsynsewn.blogspot.com/2023/ and sewsynsewn on fb

Hi, my name is Annet L and I am from the Netherlands.
The Hannah blouse is a fantastic pattern that works best in thin flowy fabrics.
With summer approaching, we opted for the blouse with flounces and short sleeves. It is wonderfully airy and comfortable to wear.
I used a polyester crepe and dobby voille cotton. Both for sale at Driessen Fabrics in the Netherlands. Would you like to see more of me and my creations?
Welcome to my instagram www.instagram.com/josewbo_creaties_

Hi all, it’s Marit from the Netherlands!
I fell in love with Hannah for the flounce! It is just my cup of tea and I love it so much!
It really is a slow sewing project, which needs your attention – the result is totally worth it! I made a white cotton voile, so it can go with all my clothes and I already wore it to a job interview! (Which went great and Hannah got me a second appointment ;))
Hannah is the perfect blouse for your wardrobe because it can either be casual or really chic! I know I’ll be making a lot more for sure!

This is Brenda from The Netherlands and I very much enjoyed doing this test for Ann.
I opted to make the simple version without the ruffles, short sleeves and tailored waist in a semi transparent soft cotton voile from Driessenstoffen.nl. My first one turned out to small due to a stupid mistake with my projector, but my teen fits it so it is no waste.
I already started a long sleeved one that is lengthened, but it is not quite finished yet.
Lots of love Brenda

Hi, I’m Stephanie from central USA. I used a lightweight cotton voile from Boho fabrics for my Hannah. It’s a pretty straightforward sew especially if you have a rolled hem foot for the flounces. I was originally going to make a long sleeve flounce, since the lightweight fabric choice would make this a great all season top, but ended up being a little too short on fabric. The short sleeve version is still going to be perfect for my work wardrobe as it gets super hot here during the summer. I’ve paired Hannah with both dress pants and a pencil skirt and it works great with both. I have a similarly cut RTW top in my closet with a lace overlay and I can’t wait to use Hannah as a base to recreate that blouse. To see my Hannah top and other makes check me out at instagram.com/scrapsandscissortails










I’m Caroline, living in Brussels, Belgium. I am so thrilled I got to test the lovely Hannah Flounce Blouse. I wanted a summer blouse which was fit for office wear. So I made this short sleeved Hannah, with flounce, in a lightweight uni coloured cotton voile from the Fabric Sales. Usually worn on a skirt, but it is actually great on jeans too. I would say to mind the seam allowances when sewing , to enjoy the process and consider your fabric choice. As my seams show from the outside, I decided to go for French seams. My friends and family are impressed when they realise I made it, so yes, many compliments here. Although it’s quite an easy sew, just a great pattern all around. As usual, I did a sway back adjustment, a narrow biceps adjustment and l lowered the full bust point. These are standard adjustments for me, no surprises there. I am about to finish another Hannah Flounce in a more fun fabric for casual summer wear. Only buttonholes to go. And I’m quite sure there will be many more in my future! I will definitely make some long sleeved ones later on too. You can find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nachtnaaisels

Hello, I’m Poh Ling from Singapore.
For my Hannah Blouse, I chose the fitted short sleeve version with flounce. I made size 1 1/2A bust blend to size 2 sleeve and size 3 waist and did a 3/4″ swayback adjustment. I used cotton that I bought from my local fabric stall.
I paired my Hannah Blouse with the London Pants, which makes a great combi for work.
For my next Hannah Blouse, I’ll choose a lighter weight fabric like voile and chiffon so that the flounce will drape nicer.


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