Last year I purchased some fabric in a unique color blend of black, yellow, and light grey. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, but since it was such a great price, I, of course, snatched it right up! Well, it has finally found a purpose with this very easy summer blouse.
This is all one piece, and if you can make a hem, you can make this top! The most important part of the construction of this blouse is with the shape of the one piece. While you can technically do any length or width that you would like, make sure you don’t make the neckline too wide…a mistake I made on my first practice round. I recommend a 9″ x 6″ square opening.
Here is the pattern I created for this design:
- 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 yards of fabric
- Hem all raw edges of the top, including the neckline.
- Either hem all raw edges of tie, or you can cut out double the amount of ties and stitch them right sides together on three sides, then turn out.
- Decide which side will be the front of the top and stitch the shorter of the ties, right sides together, to the bottom of that side. Repeat with the back of the blouse with the longer ties.
- To wear: tie the front ties around the back, then bring the back ties around to the front and tie in a bow.
And that is it! A very easy, comfortable blouse that can be worn with a skirt, flare jeans, or shorts.
Front with ties pulled back
Tie the ties in a knot…
….then tuck under the ends.
Bring back ties around to the front, and tie in a bow.