Sew News Penrose Peasant Blouse Sew-Along | GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Stitch up the perfect blouse for spring! Join Amanda Carestio, one of the editors behind Sew News magazine and a co-host of the Sew & Tell podcast, to learn how in this sew-along.

About this Sew-Along

Combine chic style with an easy-wearing silhouette and you’ve got the Penrose Blouse pattern, designed by Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Designs. With an on-trend square neckline and easy bust gathers, the Penrose packs in the dramatic volume while remaining practical for every day. The pattern includes sizes 0-34 and stitches up perfectly in a wide variety of wovens, from cotton to linen to the featured eyelet.

SWEEPSTAKES IS NOW CLOSED! — PLUS! All eligible emails that register for the sew-along between 2/1/2021 and 4/30/2021 will be entered in a giveaway to win a brand new OPAL™ 690Q sewing machine by HUSQVARNA VIKING (a $1,599 value)! See our sweepstakes rules for more information on eligibility.

This Sew-Along at a Glance:

  • Learn to sew the Penrose Peasant Blouse from start to finish
  • Digital sewing pattern included in sizes 0-34
  • Get tips for sewing gathers, set-in sleeves and a square neckline facing

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Follow along with Amanda as she sews up this easy boho blouse. Start with fabric and size selection, then jump into the construction. Sew the gathered bodice, set in the sleeves with help from Meg, attach the neckline facing, hem the blouse and sleeves, and then join Meg and Amanda for easy hack ideas to make your Penrose your own.

What’s Included in this Sew Along:

  • The Penrose Peasant Blouse sewing digital pattern, sizes 0-34
  • A chance to win the grand prize (HUSQVARNA VIKING OPAL™ 690Q sewing machine) or a subscription to Sew Daily TV
  • Access to video content and resources to sew the blouse pattern
  • The ability to interact with the instructor and fellow sewists during the duration of the sew-along and share your projects

Materials Required:

  • 1/4 yard of fusible interfacing
  • Fabric (according to size and yardage width; approx. 1 1/2 to 2 1/8 yards)
  • All-purpose thread
  • Serger (optional)

Who Should Register?

Beginner or higher level sewists who are interested in sewing garments with wovens.

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Thank You to Our Sponsor

This sew-along is brought to you by our wonderful sponsor, whose products were used in the creation of the Penrose Peasant Blouse sew-along.

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OPAL™ 690Q sewing machine by HUSQVARNA VIKING

The Experts:

Amanda Carestio serves as the content manager for Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew News magazines. Amanda’s mom taught her to sew at an early age but it wasn’t until high school when she sewed her first garment from a pattern . . . from there, she was hooked. From independent pattern designers to inspiring makers on Instagram, Amanda draws her inspiration from the online sewing community. She is slowly working her way to a me-made wardrobe. Follow along with her progress on Instagram @popofneutral. Amanda is also co-host of Sew and Tell Pod. Find her there, talking all sewing, all the time.

Meg Healy has a passion for sewing that led her to study Fashion Design in NYC, where she also interned for Vera Wang as a pattern maker. Meg now writes for Sew News  magazine and Creative Machine Embroidery,  in addition to instructing online sewing classes on BurdaStyle Academy. She’s a frequent instructor on Sew Daily, teaching video series, project sew-alongs, and tutorials, as well as lending her voice to the blog. She also co-hosts Sew and Tell Podcast as another outlet to inspire the sewing community. Follow Meg at and to see more!