Pattern: Gertie’s book – Bow-Tied Blouse – Peter Pan Collar Variation
Fabric: Green shirting cotton. I’m embarrassed to admit this is leftover from a dress I made in the late 90’s! (It was a Calvin Klein shirt dress)
Alterations: Graded up in the waist and hips and added an extra button.
This is the second version of the Bow-Tied Blouse (obviously minus the bow tie). This was the first time I drafted my own peter pan collar (following the directions in Gertie’s book). I am very pleased with the result.
After reviewing my first post, my official blog photographer (my work colleague Robyn) said we needed a better photo of the French dart. Check it out:
I really like this pattern. I think I’ve got the fit almost perfect… but after looking at the photos for this post I realized that there is a bit of excess fabric in the back. This seems to be a common fitting issue for me. I must be short waisted.
You can really see the baggy back issue in this one:
I will adjust for this in future versions of this top. I would like to make this top in a liberty print. And the bow-tied version with some of the double knit fabric I bought on my trip to NYC.