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Contrast Bow Blouse

Added Dec 22, 2013

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...






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




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic
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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