OK, maybe these tie neck or “pussy bow” style tops are old school, maybe they are haute couture. I don’t know for sure. All I know is I love them. And, I know that I will make them over and over again, until I cannot bare to make any more:
This beauty I made for my stunning brunette friend (you know how you are 🙂 ) as a gift. I have had this pinky/coral colored lustrous silk charmeuse for about two years now, keeping Her in mind to make a top for. I finally had her body measurements (I measured them for her on Thanksgiving 2014 before dinner), and figured she would look really nice in a lower cut, tie neck blouse, in a favorite color that she loves, not to mention looks really pretty on her.
I used Simplicity 1784 pattern, view A, to make this blouse.
I ran out to Button Emporium to find some pretty , unique, and special buttons to use for this top. I found some lovely German Word War II-era pink glass buttons and grabbed up enough, plus extra, to button up this beauty.
I attempted to make this top as nicely as I could. I used French seams for the side, sleeve and armhole sleeves, plus hand stitched the interior of the cuff and neckline seams. Next time I make this top, or any top like this, I will not use fusible interfacing, at least not in the neck facing, because it left the facing a little warpy and stiff, plus it shows a little. I will try a silk organza, or the self material, for any interfacing parts the next time.
I have seen, and Pinned, several tops and blouses lately, that were an inspiration for this creation:
I hope that She loves and enjoys this top and can wear it for many years to come. Who knows, maybe she will commission me to make her more of these, or similar ones, to add to her wardrobe and wear for the future. I would LOVE to do that! For Her, or anyone else who would like that. And who can afford me too 😉
4 thoughts on “Tie Neck Silk Blouse-Coral Pink Charmeuse”
It’s beautiful! To my mind, bow blouses will always be in style – they are classics, especially when the bow is dropped and forms a V-neck.
Thank you so much! I do agree, the tie blouse is a classic. I hope she loves it!
Gorgeous!!!! I haven’t ventured into the bow blouses…but I’m considering it! That looks like a good pattern! I especially like the gathering at the front yoke, or whatever it’s called! 🙂 Not that I need more patterns, but I think that one should come home with me from the next sale!
Thank you! I have too, too many patterns, but somehow, find a reason to buy more when I see one that is nice (and on sale!), so I feel your pain 😉 If it is any consolation, this Simplicity pattern is currently out of print, so it may be harder to find. Love the blouse though, and I probably will sew it again. And, yes, you are correct, it is a yoke (a little one) that the front piece is subtly gathered in to. Thanks for the comment!