This cool, bright, and breezy blouse is so easy, even beginning sewers will have great results. Comfortable and airy, it looks great with jeans or leggings for a lovely -- and unique -- summer look.
The bandanas can be any colors you choose. One will be the yoke, two will be the sleeves, and two will be the front and back. Then choose your thread, either matching your color scheme or contrasting for a fun touch. I love pink and I love polka-dots, so when I found these, I just had to use them for both the sleeves and the body. In fact, my daughter has asked for a Bandana Blouse made with all pink polka-dot bandanas!
Bandana Blouses bring back pleasant memories. When I was in high school, we had sewing parties where we'd all make Bandana Blouses; the next day, we'd all wear them and have a good laugh. [Ah, the memories of swapping colors and jostling for the sewing machine!] Although the blouses were the same, each Bandana Blouse was different -- a personal reflection of the person who made it. Sometimes we'd add ribbons, lace, buttons or bows for extra fun.
Step 1: What You'll Need
Sewing machine, iron, ruler, marking pen, scissors, pins, 5 bandanas (about 22 inches square), thread.
Yes, there's an extra object in the photo. I ask you to forgive me, as this is my very first Instructable.
Step 2: Making the Yoke: Measure and Draw
Step 3: Cut...
Step 4: ...and Snip
Step 5: Flip...
Step 6: ...and Press
Step 7: Sew Around the Square
Step 8: Pin on Sleeves, Front & Back
Step 9: Sew on Sleeves, Front & Back
Step 10: Fold, Sew Together and Finish!