The princess cut is a version of the A-line cut that is popularly used in ball gowns and wedding dresses. The princess cut begins with a fitted bodice at the bust and ends away from the body to create the shape of the letter “A.” The princess cut is particularly suited to full-figured women, as it accentuates the bust and slims the hip line.

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Lay the fabric on a flat surface in front of you and place the pattern on top of the fabric.

Pin the pattern to the fabric with sewing pins.

Cut around the pattern with your sewing scissors. Remove the pattern from the fabric and place the pattern to one side. Place the fabric for the sleeves or straps of the blouse to one side.

Pin the panels of fabric together with sewing pins. The curved seams that are created will represent the princess cut portion of the blouse.

Fold the fabric allocated for the blouse hem over and pin into place with sewing pins.

Fold the fabric allocated for the blouse neckline over and pin into place with sewing pins.

Place the zipper in place on the fabric and pin into place with sewing pins.

Sew along the curved seams of the blouse with your sewing machine using a straight stitch. Sew around the hem and the neckline of the blouse with your sewing machine using a straight stitch. Sew the zipper to the fabric with your sewing machine using a straight stitch.

Lay the fabric for the sleeves or straps of the blouse on a flat surface in front of you.

Fold the fabric allocated for the hems of the sleeves or straps over and pin into place with sewing pins.

Sew the hem of the sleeves or the straps of the blouse with your sewing machine with a straight stitch.

Pin the sleeves or the straps to the blouse with sewing pins.

Sew the sleeves or the straps to the blouse with your sewing machine with a straight stitch.

Turn the blouse right side out and try it on.