Friday, September 21, 2012

Bow tie blouse





In my stash of dressmaking patterns I found this vintage Butterick blouse pattern 4946, it has my mums name scribbled on the front but I am guessing she got it second hand from somewhere else as it is not her size.

I really fancied making a sexy pussy bow blouse so I followed option D with a few alterations.

1. As it was a couple of sizes bigger than me I used this pattern and removed the front button fastening and joined the 2 front sections together, leaving just a small gap below the collar to fit my head through that fastened with a hook and eye. This resulted in a looser fit blouse.
2. I added a few extra inches to the front and back so the blouse was longer and could be worn tucked into my low rise jeans.
3. I also lengthened the sleeves removed the cuffs and replaced them with elastic to give a puff sleeve effect. At the top of the sleeve I eased all of the fabric give to the top creating a little puff sleeve.
4.Using a satin backed crepe I flipped the fabric to the satin side out for the collar section, giving a fabulous contrast between the collar and the blouse.

You can tie the collar in different ways depending on the rest of your outfit

Overall I am thrilled with this and can't wait to dress up a pair of jeans with this and a pair of killer heels.

Here are some current blouse patterns with a tie collar so you can make your own....



Happy sewing xxx


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