My latest make from Simple Sew Patterns is their Juliette tie back top.
Its a very simple and quick make, there are identical back and front panels, no bust darts and just neck facing and ties…Simples. you could make it in an afternoon.
The swan fabric I use is from Fabric land here is the link to the fabric that is available in red and blue. Its a polyester crepe de chine with a really good drape, but isn’t see through. https://www.fabricland.co.uk/product/polyester-crepe-de-chine-royal-swans/
I forgot to take a photo of the pattern laying out on the fabric so will dive right in with how I made the neck facing.
Really simple you join the two c shape facings together to make an oval and stitch each end.
Then sew up the shoulders and the sides, leaving a gap for the ties to poke through.
I then pinned the facing to the neckline, right sides together.
Heres another photo of it
I decided to top stitch the neck line to help the facing to stay in place better. Here it is below, before I pressed it.
The tie backs were simple to make. Again put right sides together, stitch along one side and one end and turn. Using this fabric made it really easy to turn!
I then, turned the blouse inside out and threaded the tie through the gap I had left, making sure it was in the inside (right side) of the garment. And then I sewed across it.
I heed the sleeves and hem and Juliette was done!!
Here she is on Flossie, I will post some photos of me wearing it soon.
What a cutie Juliette is.