Anna Sui Print Tie Blouse

Beautiful fabric, like this Mood Fabrics’ Black, Turquoise & Rose Anna Sui Cotton Print,

Mood Fabrics' Anna Sui black turquoise and rose cotton print

requires just the right pattern. This Anna Sui print marinated on my shelf for a month before I decided on a pattern. I felt it needed to be a bit more feminine to match the floral of the print. I went with a pattern I have sewn twice before, McCall’s 6512, view B, with the tie and 3/4 sleeves.

Mood Fabrics' Anna Sui floral cotton print sewn into a blouse/tunic

This fabric was the perfect match for this top. It drapes perfectly and presses so nicely. The one thing about this pattern is all the hand-sewing. The cuffs, front facing, collar, neck facing, are all hand-sewn into place. You could easily edgestitch these and speed up the sewing process. I am good with the post-shirt advice, I did all the hand-sewing!

Mood Fabrics' Ann Sui floral cotton print made into McCall's 6521

I paired this blouse with my black ponte pants for a dressier look but I can see it with skinny jeans and boots then possibly add a cardigan. It will be very versatile and this color combination of black-torquoise-rose will be so nice in the winter months when you want some color.

Back to the pattern, it has lots of ease and is a true tunic-type top. I believe next time I will eliminate the tucks in the back, thus taking out some fullness. Can you see the tucks and the extra fullness in the middle back? This would be a good way to make a slimmer top.

Back of McCall's 6512 from Mood Fabrics' Anna Sui floral cotton

The viscose and cotton blend of this fabric makes such a good combination. The fabric is lightweight but not too thin and presses like a cotton, all important factors for this blouse.

Mood fabrics' Anna Sui floral cotton sewn using McCall's 6512 and worn with ponte pants

How many of you complete a garment, wear it a few times or even once and decide to change something on that garment? This might be one of those garments. I might do a bit of tweaking on the side seams. I love this top and the pattern, I just might not want all the extra width.

McCall's 6512 using Mood Fabric's Anna Sui floral cotton print

One more time, this Anna Sui fabric is just such a joy to sew. Call me a bit strange, but I just couldn’t wait to sew a seam and head to the ironing board to press this fabric. It worked perfectly.

 

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Comments


  • Rachel
    November 12, 2013

    I have that mccalls pattern in my stash and have been hesitant to make it because if uncertInty of fit… But yours looks fabulous! I think I’m inspired to take it off the shelf now!

    • Lori
      November 12, 2013

      Thank you, Rachel, I have made this three times now and really do like it.

  • Ginger
    November 12, 2013

    Ooh, this is really cute! I love the tie detail!

    • Lori
      November 12, 2013

      Thanks, the tie is a nice touch but the fabric is star!

  • MB@YarnUiPhoneApp
    November 12, 2013

    Anna Sui has the most beautiful fabrics…I always regret not buying yardage when I see it.

    • Lori
      November 12, 2013

      You are so right the Anna Sui fabric is always incredible.

  • Candyce Nicole
    November 12, 2013

    This is gorgeous! Fortunately, you can make those few changes and fall in love with this blouse all over again :-)

    • Lori
      November 12, 2013

      Oh, I do love my blouse and the changes were done last night, planning on wearing it tomorrow to work.

  • Peter
    November 12, 2013

    It looks like you found the perfect pattern — I love that long tie in front. Great fabric!

    • Lori
      November 12, 2013

      Thanks, Peter, it is a good combination.

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013

    Ooooh! I love a good bow blouse. This one is perfect. Lovely long bow in a fabric that is super feminine. Bravo!

    • Lori
      November 13, 2013

      Thanks, Amy, I am wearing it today at work. Love how it feels and looks. I did have to add a cardigan, just a cold day here in the Midwest.

  • oonaballoona
    November 14, 2013

    looove these colors on you, and i have to agree about miss sui. her fabrics are heaven!

    • Lori
      November 14, 2013

      Thank you, I do like some color in my clothes and this is such lovely color and even more lovely fabric.

  • Sandra (Sewist-Stitch)
    November 15, 2013

    Your blouse is beautiful, such a lovely match with the fabric.

    • Lori
      November 15, 2013

      Thank you, Sandra, I really love this one.

  • Diana
    November 26, 2013

    Oh, Lori. Such a l.ovely top in both fabric and style. I just added this pattern to my wishlist over at BMV.

    • Lori
      November 26, 2013

      Thanks, Diana, it is a lovely pattern.