Thursday, March 22, 2012

a bow neck blouse

I set to work the other day in an attempt to recreate a blouse based on this tutorial.

I've only got one photo due to a lack of enthusiasm on the photographers behalf!

 I wanted to keep the construction quick and simple so instead of making a buttoned opening I made a v-neck shirt which I pop on over my head.  I added a false placket with buttons (which are mostly hidden by the lovely bow) because I really liked that detail.  I finished the armholes with bias binding.  I had to fiddle a little to get the bow/collar to sit right, but it turned out ok in the end.

 I used this lovely blue and white stripe fabric I've had in my stash for a couple of years.  I have no idea what it is but it is light and has a beautiful drape and I don't think it would crease even if I screwed it up and slept on it!

I definitely wouldn't say it's the most professional garment I've ever sewn, but it was kinda fun figuring things out as I went along (the tute is a little light on detail) and I now have a very wearable, cute blouse for these unseasonably warm, muggy days we are having in Sydney.

Next up is a dress for Easter, which this year happily coincides with my wedding anniversary and a family lunch for my Mother in Law's birthday.

What's next on your sewing 'to do' list?


  1. Just discovered your blog, via littlebetty. Love the top - it certainly will be a wearable top for you down in Sydney.
    Next up for me is to finish a top I have had cut out for a few to have a peek around your blog first....

  2. I love a pussycat bow and this one looks fabulous.


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