Butterick 9206 bow blouse

This is my version of vintage Butterick 9206 – a tie or bow-necked blouse pattern from the 1950’s.

I used a very drapey fabric with a tiny gingham print and it was pretty easy to sew after I’d graded it down a size.

It’s turned out a little less obviously vintage looking than I was hoping – I think the drapey fabric gives it a more modern edge. But that’s fine, it means I can pair it with lots of items my wardrobe: denim capris, wide legged trousers or even shorts for the summer.  More photos and chat on my blog – Handmade Jane. x

• Meet the Author • Handmade Jane

I've been sewing for two years and am now at the stage where I make most of my own clothes. I love vintage style, vintage fabric and, most importantly, vintage sewing patterns! I'm influenced by most styles from the late 1930's to the early 1960's but if I had to choose the decade that most captures my imagination, it would have to be the 1940's. Looking forward to sharing more of my finished garments with you. x

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6 comments… add one

  • I love it! I think it’s versatile, it’ll look vintage with other vintage clothes, and modern with modern clothes.

  • Yey, bow tie blouse!!! I’m addicted to bow details especially on blouses. Very cute blouse.

  • gorgeous!! I can always rely on your sewing projects to be brilliant :-)


  • WOW!!! what a beauty!! I LOVE IT!

  • That’s just lovely, you are very clever!

    P x

  • Thank you for the lovely comments everybody! x


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