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Monday, July 23, 2012

Tie Neck Blouse con't

I found a thrift store blouse to turn into a tie neck! I love the print, even if I can't decide what it is. It looks like griffins or flowers depending on which way you turn it. More importantly, it looks sharp with anything navy. And I wear a lot of navy.

For instructions on how to create a tie neck blouse, see my tutorial here

This one is slightly different from my first because....

1) I made the ties 3" wide instead of 1"

2) I stitched the collar under (same way I stitched the sleeves inside before cutting them off). Flip collar to the inside of the shirt and stitch 1/8" from the edge. Leave it, or trim and finish as you like.

3) I sewed the ties on top of the front yoke seam instead of the shoulder seam (see picture). If you want to make this kind of blouse, I really recommend this style. It placed the ties perfectly.

To create the v-neck effect, I just folded the top part of the placket under. I thought about trimming and stitching it down, but it stayed in place well. And I can always button it up for a different look!

My fall wardrobe may be all tie neck blouses. I'm in love!


The Fun In Functional @ Practically Functional


  1. Such a cute blouse!! Great job!!

  2. How cute! I definitely want to do this to some of my shirts.

  3. very cute! the pattern is adorable.

  4. Cute blouse. I had to refrain from having an all tie neck wardrobe last fall. I love them.

  5. I am loving this look...I have one shirt with a neck tie and adore it!

  6. Very cute, I love that look! Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  7. This turned out very pretty! I need to make some, now if I just had the sewing skills.

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