May 1, 2022

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Alton Blouse, the Club pattern for May!

Say hello to the Alton Blouse, a curve-friendly blouse sewing pattern with amazing pleated sleeves and this month’s Cashmerette Club pattern! Sew up one of the Alton’s two views or mix and match the Alton with the Montrose Top for even more options. Join Cashmerette Club today to get this pattern (you can even just join for one month at $9 and then unsubscribe if you just want the Alton!).

Boho is in full bloom with the Alton Blouse! The Alton features striking pleated sleeves with elastic cuffs or straight long sleeves and a faced keyhole neckline that can be worn open or tied. Sew yours up in a silk or voile for an ethereal blouse you’ll love to wear, or mix and match the Alton with the Montrose Top’s necklines, yoke, and sleeves for even more options! This pattern comes in sizes 0-32, cup sizes C – H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members.

(Club members: remember to first log in to your Cashmerette account to access to the link above.)

Special offer this month only: Get 30% off the Montrose Top

The Alton Blouse is fabulous all on its own, but it is also designed to mix and match with the Montrose Top! If you don’t yet have the Montrose (also available in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H), you can save 30% on the Montrose Top during the entire month of May! Club members, you will be getting the coupon code in your inbox today, or log in to your member dashboard to see it right away. (Offer available to active Cashmerette Club members only; excludes wholesale orders and pattern bundles.)


Vashti (white) is wearing a size 20 G/H, graded to a size 22 at the waist and hip. Her measurements are high bust 45″, full bust 51″, waist 46″, and hip 53″, and she is 5′ 6″.

Carrie (magenta) is wearing a size 8 E/F. Her measurements are high bust 34″, full bust 38″, waist 30.5, and hip 40″, and she is 5′ 4”.

Jenny is wearing a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are high bust 44″, full bust 49″, waist 41″, and hip 47″, and she is 5′ 6″.

Meet the Alton Blouse

The Alton is a floaty blouse that features:

  • A faced keyhole neckline that can be worn open or tied
  • Straight sleeves or striking pleated long sleeves that end in an elastic cuff
  • Bust darts and side seam shaping, ideal for curves
  • Relaxed fit in the waist for comfort all day long

The Alton is rated advanced beginner but is sure to be an enjoyable make for sewists of all skill levels.

What’s even better? The Alton Blouse is completely compatible with the Montrose Top, which means you can mix and match the neckline and sleeves of the Alton and Montrose for even more options!

The Alton works best with light- to mid-weight drapey fabrics like silk, voile, and lawn.

Jenny’s Alton was made with hand-dyed double ikat generously gifted by our friends at Core Fabrics. (Get it here.)

Vashti’s Alton was made with a cotton swiss dot from Mood, while Carrie’s floral Alton was made with cotton lawn from Blackbird Fabrics.

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Alton

Here are the fabric requirements for the Alton:

Here are the finished garment measurements for the Alton:

20% Off at Stitch Sew Shop

Our friends at Stitch Sew Shop want to help you create your dream Alton with 20% off select fabrics in May, exclusively for Cashmerette Club members!

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, Stitch Sew Shop is a sanctuary for the modern maker, with gorgeous fabrics, patterns, notions, books and tools from all over the world. They also offer affordable pattern printing for all your PDF pattern needs. 

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get the discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny’s diving into darts. There’s so much you can do with darts: split them up, rotate them around, or eliminate them entirely! You don’t need to feel pinned to the wall when it comes to darts—as always in sewing, you can mix things up and make it your way.

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, Jenny is joined by our pattern development lead Jen for a behind-the-scenes look at how our patterns are created. Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

And Plus and All Access members also get access to a bonus virtual happy hour on Wednesday, May 11th! Head to the Club dashboard to learn more.


We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Alton Blouse and get started sewing instantly.


(Joining after May 2022? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Alton Blouse.)

Let me know what you think!