Polka Dot Blouse with a Bow

Added Apr 25, 2012

by jodieclark

Sydney, Australia

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Description

My latest sewing adventure was to make myself a top with a bow. I attempted to make this top following a vintage pattern but failed miserably. Instead I based it very very loosely on the Burdastyle Lydia top which has become my sloper/bodice pattern. I added darts, changed the neckline, flared the sleeves, added plackets as well as the bow before sewing on some buttons and voila!

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Material Notes

Cotton, of the polka dot variety

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Beach, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 29, 2012, 02.22 PMby icedcacti

    I love this! I usually stay away from polka dots (even though I love them!) because they can look a little too whimsical/adorable, but your blouse is really flattering and classy.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 09.12 AMby naama

    lovely!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 01.34 AMby MaycieAfterFive

    Adorable!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 12.18 AMby Meg Hardin

    The bow collar is so in right now and you did a lovely job with it!! (: Keep on sewing.

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    Apr 25, 2012, 05.33 PMby step-van-b

    I’m a polka dot addict ;-). Love your blouse.

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    Apr 25, 2012, 03.04 PMby purplehaze

    thankyou! darts! as a novice that is something ive yet to do itll be a great lesson tho thanks fro your advice!

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    Apr 25, 2012, 09.32 AMby schnui

    Beautiful!! Well done turning the Lydia into this lovely blouse.

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    Apr 25, 2012, 08.39 AMby purplehaze

    this looks great! i have some light red and white polks dot fabric and wnat to do something similar using a similar pattern can i ask as ive only worked with stretch knits before is it easy to handle this fabric?

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      Apr 25, 2012, 09.34 AMby jodieclark

      I usually only sew with stretch knits and I forget how easy cotton is to handle it just slips under the needle with barely any guidance. I’d just suggest you follow a pattern that has bust darts and a bit of a roomy sleeve if you wanted to replicate this. The Lydia pattern I used is very far from the end result of what I’ve made. I used it simply because I know it so well and was pretty confident I could change it to what I needed. Good luck!

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