Liberty Bow Shirt
Added Jul 7, 2013
I have had this Liberty fabric in my stash for about 18 months before deciding on Burda #135, 2/2013 to make it up in. This pattern is simple and elegant and deserving of my Liberty. I treat Liberty like the Goddess of all fabric as it is so lovely to cut, sew and wear and I want it to last for years; therefore I agonize over the pattern I will eventually use. I never even throw out the scraps as I will use them later for a patchwork project or a trim for something. It is too precious!! I did not have enough fabric to make long sleeves so I cut them short and I added back darts found on the line markings for dress #136 which gave the shirt a nice shape for me. I also changed the way you added the bias edge for the neckline and sleeve edges. The instructions did not tell you to turn under the bias edges and I didn’t want to leave them raw. So I used my Clover 18mm bias maker cutting the bias strips 3.8mm wide to make a beautifully neat bias edge for this top. see the photo below. This is a very elegant and simple shirt and not only great for plain fabric as Burda has used but for a heavily patterned fabric as my Liberty.
Liberty of London cotton lawn from https://www.facebook.com/ivyandbird
Handkerchief linen for bow and bias edges.