Alright, this has to be my most favorite one yard creation to date! I saw examples of these two blouses in a cutout from a 1950’s Australian magazine and immediately ran to my sewing room to get started! These are extremely easy to make and are great layering pieces. Just imagine the bow at the neck blouse under a blazer….gorgeous!
All you will need for each blouse is a 36″ x 36″ square of cotton. Cut each square and subsequent ties based on the following patterns.
1950’s Blouse with Bow at Neck 1950’s Blouse with Bow at Waist
***Adjust the size of square to accommodate various sizes.
Bow at Neck Blouse Instructions:
1. Hem all sides of triangle, except at the 8″ neckline.
2. Stitch the two ties together creating a straight line. Cut off excess fabric.
3. Pin the the neckline, right sides together, making sure to match the center of the neckline with the center of the tie.
4. Hem all raw edges of the the tie.
5. Fold the tie over the neckline, and then whipstitch in place.
6. T0 properly place the snaps for the blouse, wrap the blouse around the body or dress form. Pin the desired location for the snaps and then hand stitch into place.
(See bottom of post for more pictures of this blouse)
Bow at Waist Blouse Instructions:
1. Cut out a hole of the neck. I created a 4″x 7″ hole, along with a 4″ slash down the back. Adjust this for your personal size.
2. Hem the entire hole.
3. Hem three sides of the two ties, then attach to the bottom of the back side (slash side) of the blouse, right sides together.
You can add snaps if desired, or simply wrap into place by tucking the front ends underneath the back ends and then tying the bow in place.
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