Contrast Bow Blouse

Added Dec 22, 2013

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...

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Description

The pattern McCall’s 6601 stood out to me because of the contrast bow blouse. I liked the idea of a busy print with a solid bow framing the face. The print fabric is a synthetic challis; which has a stiffer hand than a silk or poly sateen. Due to the stiffer hand the challis behaved much better during construction. The solid contrast is a cotton broadcloth. Even cut on the bias for the bow the fabric does not have much drape. Thus a stiff bow at the neck, I like the effect but commonly the bow neck blouse is desired with a loose draped bow like the pattern envelope photos in which a silk or poly sateen with wonderful drape is utilized.

Material Notes

challis, broadcloth

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Bohemian, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Feb 12, 2014, 06.03 PMby Luz Kettle

    Such a lady. Well done!

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    Dec 25, 2013, 11.54 AMby liliv-1

    Very pretty and feminine blouse!

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    Dec 23, 2013, 04.24 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    A very nice blouse: the work is very neat and you have a very lovely look. Bows always look elegant and feminine.

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    Dec 22, 2013, 11.22 PMby schnui

    I love this blouse and I really love the 2 contrasting fabrics. The blouse looks gorgeous on you as well and as always you have made this blouse perfectly. Merry Christmas.

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      Dec 23, 2013, 04.20 AMby melodym

      Thank you very much and have a wonderful holiday too!

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    Dec 22, 2013, 09.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is gorgeous Melody! love the combination – and the bow is terrific :-)

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      Dec 23, 2013, 04.21 AMby melodym

      Thanks Ellen. I am glad you checked out the blog; you are an amazing seamstress as well and I always look forward to your posts!

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      Dec 23, 2013, 10.47 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear Melody – Cheers! :)

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    Dec 22, 2013, 08.26 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! I think it looks amazing on you. The styling of it is perfect and you look lovely in the photos. i love how well both fabrics go to.gether. fabulous work x

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      Dec 23, 2013, 04.23 AMby melodym

      Thank you Mary, its funny how sometimes two fabrics from different worlds coexist in one garment so well with one another!

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