Give your basic look an update with a tie-front blouse! We’re loving this trend for summer: carefree & playful, flattering & interesting and the perfect way to lighten up your look. These tops wok especially well with high-waist pants and skirts, another one of our favorite summer trends. Here are a few of our top tie-front top sewing patterns. If you have a favorite that’s not on this list, please add it in the comments.
We love Hey June Handmade’s Key Largo top (it was recently on a list of our top woven t-shirt patterns). The top features a tie (of course!) and a center front seam, perfect for playing with directional prints and stripes.
We are also loving the tie front blouse Jily, by Ready to Sew. This tank top includes a playful tie and subtle v-neck, but it is also super sophisticated. Sew it in linen stripes for a playful look or silk noil for a high end top. The design features a lower panel – so even more options for color blocking and pattern play.
If you’re going high drama, BurdaStyle’s Tie Front Blouse 04/2012 #126B might be a good option. Sew it in a sheer for a cami or bathing suit topper or in something more substantial for a daring evening look. Bonus: this draft your own pattern is only $.99!
Another tank option, Jennifer Lauren Handmade’s Hunter Tank has a bit more of a vintage vibe. Cut on the bias for maximum swing and drape, the design features a center front seam, the cutest ever pocket and two options for wide or skinnier straps.
Do you sew tie front blouses for spring and summer? What your your favorites?