22 July 2014

Bow Back Nettie


Oops I did it again. I made another Nettie top (here's my first one). It's got stripes on it, surprisingly enough.

This time I lengthened the sleeves and, since I find my bra straps keep peeping out at the back when I wear the first version, I brought the sides of the scoop back in a little. I think the fabric is from a shop on Goldhawk Road. Today I'm wearing Nettie with my favourite Delphine skirt, from Love at First Stitch - a match made in nautical heaven.


Oh yes, and it has a bow at the back! I'm going to share a little tutorial soon on how to make the bow, if you want to make one yourself. (Just in case you're wondering whether I really do have a beefcake body builder back as this photo would suggest, no. I do not. It was surprisingly difficult to get the angle right on this photo!)




What have you been sewing, please?

[Soundtrack: 'Somebody Else's Guy' by Jocelyn Brown]

38 comments:

  1. Wow the binding is SO neat and I love the stripes! I need to choose some fabric for my first project from Love At First Stitch, the lovely pyjama trousers.

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  2. Tilly that bow is just too cute! What a great outfit! A match definitely made in nautical heaven.

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  3. Your Netties are making me think I really need to get this pattern. It looks so comfortable and effortlessly elegant.

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  4. I love the bow! Super cute!

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  5. Love the bow. This outfit is so you!
    P.S I don't think you have a body builders back!

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  6. You're my favourite. I literally squealed when I saw the bow.

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  7. I love the bow, it is so pretty. I am currently reading blogs whilst waiting for the fabric for my first Lilou to finsh pre-washing. Hoping to get the dress finished to wear on holiday.

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  8. That outfit goes together so nicely. I love the bow detail at the back. It really makes a big difference to the overall look. It's feminine and sophisticated. Love it!

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  9. Lovely version of the Nettie. The bow is a great idea and I really like the length of the sleeves

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  10. Love the bow, it's a great way of Tilly-fying (yes, that's a word) the Nettie!
    Since you ask, I've just finished a dress from a 1970 Simplicity pattern (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196328864978701942/). I made the square-necked version with sleeves out of some midnight blue brocade which is actually intended for furnishing fabric but works perfectly for the dress; it has enough body to hold the A-line of the skirt neatly but without being too heavy. There are a couple of pics on Mysewingcircle, if you use that? http://www.mysewingcircle.com/project/show/13757

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  11. Hello!! I'm sewing a dress, and it should be finished on next monday ~~. I love your work. Congrats!!

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  12. Cute! The bow looks like it'd help keep the shoulders on too.

    I'm in the middle of sewing my Weaving Destination contest entry.... but the deadline is approaching, eek!

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  13. Oh my gosh, I cannot WAIT for this tutorial. That bow is adorable. I actually pinned something as an idea for making a bow-back Nettie (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/226376318744174624/), but your version looks even easier and comfier!

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  14. Love the bow. I was thinking you had a dancer's back. You may have convinced me to buy this pattern!

    I am finishing a swimsuit for my daughter. Very fun! Also nautical.

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  15. As always Tilly, stunning. I do love the variations you have with all your clothes and that is what makes you such a talented designer. So lovely to visit you once again Tilly, sorry not been around for a while as life is too busy with all the wrong things! Big hugs and loves
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. I love the bow. I've just finished my first ever self drafted skirt in bright yellow and orange (pics at www.calascrafts.blogspot.com) and working on a scotty dog and polka dot flared skirt! Tempted to try some tops now...

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  17. Tilly, you look so stylish. Really love the look of the top and especially the bow you have added to this version. Looking forward to seeing what you make next.

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  18. yay! I have a top that I've been wanting to add a bow to for ages!

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  19. Gorgeous outfit! Love the bow at the back, really looks good. I've been attempting to sew a Sorbetto top - and once I've got that sorted I'm going to start a Delphine skirt! Just have been really struggling to find the right fabric for it... the search continues. (I'm probably overthinking it)
    Maria x

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  20. It's so cute! I finished my first Lilou dress last week, and love it so much that I'm just about to cut out the fabric for version number 2!

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  21. I love this top! Can't wait for the tutorial. I really must sort my fitting issues so I can make a Coco and other lovely knits.

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  22. Such a cute binding, this is my favourite neckline&back for the nettie! Still behind on the bombshell, I'm afraid... But got started on a new summer skirt and have just uploaded my latest shorts, so still time for some summer sewing :)

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  23. Nice. Have you thought about placing the buttons in the opposite way - wider in the top, closer in the bottom. Maybe it would help to visually balance the skirt.

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  24. The nautical look is adorable! Looking forward to the bow tutorial. Am finishing up my second Coco top in apple green ponte - am adding a crocheted collar (the collar is taking ages to crochet but I think it will be worth it 😊.)

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  25. Cute stripes and lovely finish. The bow on the back came as a surprise - i love it and may have to emulate with some stripey fabric purchased in Barcelona.

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  26. Gorgeous love the cute bow. I'm looking forward to the tutorial

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  27. Oh my goodness, that bow is so cute!

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  28. Super, super cute...can't wait for the tutorial!

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  29. Your back looks beautiful, and I love that narrower scoop idea. I am sewing a crop top from a sixties pattern in (whee) polka dots. It's a great pattern as your tummy does not show unless you raise your arms over your head, and yet, such nice air circulation. I am thinking it will look cute with your skirt pattern!

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  30. Sooooooo cute! I've been hacking the heck out of my nettie recently, and I just may have to try this next. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  31. Loving your Nettie, especially the bow at the back! :)

    I just received my Coco pattern and Love at First Stitch today and am super excited! Thank you! Can't decide what to make next! Probably something from the book as I don't have suitable fabric in my stash for Coco. Trying not to buy too much fabric... Currently I'm working on a Peony dress.

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  32. That top is so cute! I want to make one. I usually sew for my daughter, but have recently started sewing for myself. Love your style.

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  33. I love the stripes, and the bow is a fab extra element!
    I've just finished sewing a super-super-bright Clemence skirt so now I'm in a decision-making limbo as I work out what to sew next. So many cute patterns this summer!

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  34. So cute! I love little bows like that!

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  35. I also love the bow! You're one of my inspirations Tilly and just so know I've been stalking your blog for months now! And guess what, just finished my first Delphine skirt, ayeee! :) http://www.colenotes.net/2014/07/delphine-skirt-sleeveless-silk-fuchsia.html

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  36. Hello, really love the delphine soirt your wearing, is it denim I cant see properly in the photo...?

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