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Tie Collar Blouse

Added Apr 12, 2010

by skippyjo

Brighton, United...




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A fitted blouse with cap sleeves and a tie neck collar. I drafted the pattern using Cal Patch’s Design It Yourself Clothes book – a basic tailored shirt really! My machine refuses to do buttonholes so I added invisible snaps instead, which I think keeps it nice and clean-looking. Really comfy and light – a remnant of a lightweight cotton that I’ve not seen since dagnammit as it’s my favourite colour.

Blogged about here: “Spring Top Take 2”http://skippedydoodah.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/spring-top-take-2/

Definitely will make another – perhaps long sleeved this time. You could make it an evening top if you used something a bit special…

If anyone is particularly interested I could do a quick tute on how to do the collar, though it’s pretty easy to work out :)




Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear

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    Apr 13, 2010, 04.29 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I love the shirts with the ties! Great job!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 10.47 AMby keren

    Great work! I also just bought this Cal Patch book – hasn’t arrived yet in the mail though. Lovely blouse. Did it take you long to draft? Did drafting from scratch make it fit better than a pattern?

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      Apr 13, 2010, 12.33 PMby skippyjo

      About 1/2 an hour to draft (with a toddler trying to climb on my paper!) and it fits much better than any pattern I’ve tried. No adjustments at all apart from choosing how much to gather the cap sleeves. Brilliant book.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 07.20 AMby libra-s

    Nice fabric and pattern!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 12.43 AMby sewbissy

    I love your top!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 10.17 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    Cute fabric….. I would def wear it :)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 05.53 PMby victors

    Its great, very stylish ;)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 05.48 PMby amberlove

    It’s lovely! I would wear it everyday.

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