Buttercream Bow Blouse

Added Mar 23, 2011

by sunnilj9

Salt Lake City, ...

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Description

I made this is up in this buttercream polka dot silk shirting that I bought from Fashion Fabrics Club. So comfy, so light and airy and so easy to work with. The pattern is Simplicity 7896, a vintage pattern from 1977. Not a bad fit, in fact the only fitting issue was my broad shoulder, otherwise, totally easy. I left this blouse sleeveless and applied bias tape around the edges. Way easy. I had to recut the armscye just a little to facilitate a better show off for my pristinely white shoulders. I used cover buttons and hand worked all the buttonholes. This was actually the main reason I did this blouse. The hand worked buttonholes were not that easy. In fact, hand working a buttonhole takes quite a bit of practice and even the ones I did for this blouse still aren’t as perfect as I would like. Practice makes perfect! They are pretty extraordinary though. Everyone should try them, at least once! I’ll be posting a tutorial here on Burda Style and via my blog soon on how to do your own!

xoxo,
Sunni

Material Notes

buttercream silk shirting, cover buttons, buttonhole twist, buttonhole gimp, thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Silk

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.06 AMby mnavoy

    this is so beautiful and perfect for summer!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 11.20 PMby mudinfedi

    Wow…I love, love, love your fabric choice. Its very nice.I’m jealous now.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 02.13 AMby kylieburrowes

    what a beautiful top! i love the way it looks under the cardigan.

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    Mar 25, 2011, 10.41 PMby jadedseas

    Super cute – I adore yellow and vintage patterns! what a great top

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    Mar 25, 2011, 12.38 PMby fabricaddict

    Your blouse is so pretty! it looks awesome, and wow I didn’t even realise it was possible to do button holes by hand!!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 08.07 PMby runningwithscissors1

    A beautiful super summery blouse! I love it, especially the bow!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 05.58 PMby Peter Lappin

    Beautiful job, Sunni!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 05.22 PMby margaretchandler

    Magniff! I have so many ‘70s patterns with the neck bow that I’d dismissed as frumpy, but yours really makes me want to give it a shot :)

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    Mar 24, 2011, 05.11 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I am crazy about it and if I were to try this pattern I would also try to find the very same fabric you used. It looks so perfect.

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    Mar 24, 2011, 04.40 PMby zilredloh

    Lovely, as always. Perfect complement to the Bella jeans too.

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    Mar 24, 2011, 03.44 PMby farahajh

    i love this. you have an eye for colour and style.

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    Mar 24, 2011, 12.45 PMby handmadebyfreya

    Lovely! I really love the colour, very pretty blouse – well done!

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