Sunday, May 04, 2008

Tie One On

I am really having a love affair with bow ties and bow tie blouses...

This fabric was on Emmaonesock's site last week for about a minute...literally...it was there the day I bought some and gone the next...you can't snooze on that site, 'cause if you do, you lose!!!



I purchased the rayon deconstructed fabric to make another SW Mission Tank with a tie:


The only difference in construction of this tank was that I left the armhole edges, the hem and the tie edges serge finished. It just works with the deconstructed fabric so I let it be.

Originally I saw the tank in this outfit:


Black cardigan made from OOP Burda 8869,
TNT pants from a vanilla microfiber (all made several years ago)
and the new tank

But then I tried this RTW sweater on with it and love this version too:



Finally, I realized that I haven't shown one picture of me in the tank with a bottom by itself, so here I am, bodacious armflaps and all!



And to further the cause of the bow tie look, I purchased two new patterns from Lanetz Living with the bow tie look. One is for inspiration. I love how much information is contained in the instruction sheets. And one is to make "as is" and add to my work wardrobe.






























So I'm "Tie-ing One On" for my first May project!

35 comments:

  1. That fabric is fabulous, a sure winner. Top looks great, well done!

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  2. You look fantastic! Between you and the new Lucky I SO want a tie front blouse! LOL

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  3. That may be my favorite one yet. Great fabric, and it really looks nice with the white slacks.

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  4. Very nice. I think I like this style much more than the Burda. I'm not a fan of anything up around my neck, but this one I really like!

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  5. I hope you take this as a compliment, but I love looking at your site mostly because you show classy clothes and you are, well, you have arm flaps. Like me. And I wouldn't have noticed that except that you mentioned it. Thanks for the inspiration sewing for a real life sized woman.

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  6. Love this latest one! And I am *so* stealing the style and adding it to my list of office clothes yet to be made.

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  7. Carolyn that top turned out fantastic. I love it - with either cardigan or with neither. g

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  8. You have such a good eye for matching fabrics and styles. I'm envious. I love the white outfit in particular.
    Carol

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  9. The top looks great - I have recently found you blog and enjoy reading it very much..

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  10. BWOF used to have a feature where they would take one of their patterns and show it in 3 different ways. I miss it, so thank you for your version with the tank, it looks great and is obviously a very versatile garment. Fab fabric too!

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  11. you look amazing, beautiful fabric, OMG

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  12. Another great top and I love the version where you are wearing it with the black cardigan and white pants. You look great!

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  13. You look better than ever in the black cardi version. Who would know you are a gal who thinks she needs to worry about arm flaps?!

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  14. Carolyn, your top is lovely! And you always pick such beautiful fabrics!

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  15. Kwik-Sew has a bow-tie top too, you might want to check that out, though it's very similar to the vintage Simplicity.

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  16. Terrific fabric for this top. Really changes the whole look and it definitely goes with a lot in your wardrobe.

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  17. What a lovely top! It looks great with all your outfits. Beautiful!

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  18. I actually love it without the cardigans. It shows how thin you are below the bust line. What are flaps? - you're a female not a skeketon exhibit!

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  19. That sure was a wise chose of fabrics!!!! So many ways you are able to wear it and it looks very , very nice on you. You are very inspiring for me, I love what you do with your patterns. I have been sewing for more years than I care to admit, but can I ask, "what is decontructed fabric"? I've never heard that term before. Thanks.

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  20. I must admit that when you first said "bow tie blouses" I cringed and had a bad 80's flashback. But yours is really lovely!

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  21. First saw this on your Flickr site. Really is nice fabric and top looks great with both cardigans. I have to tell you I have the Simplicity dress pattern also. Can't remember where I got it, but I think it has been about a year ago when I acquired it. I was drawn to it because of the paisley fabric and the style.

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  22. Armflaps???!!! Who are you kidding. I like it sleeveless. I also like it with the black sweater. I don't know if it is the photo or what, buy you look thinner with the black sweater, and very chic too!

    I have to find a tie tank pattern.....

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  23. I love, love, love the ivory cardi with that new top. It really looks great. You are so stylish.

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  24. Wow, that top is definitely my favorite! I think it looks so flattering on you. I'm with you on and the bows, think I may have to hunt down another one of those vintage blouse patterns.

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  25. Carolyn, what a great top! and it looks really good on you. I am looking forward to your June capsule creations.

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  26. I have never made a tie front top!It looks fantastic on you!I might have to make one.

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  27. Haven't made a tie front blouse/dress since the early 80's. Your top looks very chic and timeless. Another great job!

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  28. Lovely; all three outfits.

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  29. What bodacious arm flaps????? You look fantastic, and I love the different looks of your new top! IMO, it looks like a really versatile style and print, the sort that will pretty much go with anything!

    Love your sewing, I wish I could be as productive!

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  30. You look great! It's really awesome seeing a garment on different outfits! As soon as I get enough coordinating garments made from my *everyday growing* spring/summer list I might copy this idea from you!

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  31. yes, I'm hooked on the tie blouse too. In fact, I'm loving them and have purchased several patterns. So why haven't I made one yet???? Oh, I take that back, I did make one hot patterns top, but I don't remember the name of it. Love the tops you're making.

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  32. Another great top. Love the fabric for this one too.

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