If you like wearing eye-catching blouses and love bold appearances, our Oumou knot blouse is just the thing for you. Only held together with a tied knot in the center front, Oumou otherwise shows a lot of skin. The slightly cut goblet collar transitions into a deep V-neckline that only ends at the knot. The narrow sleeves with the fluttering flounces bring a bit of flamenco feeling into play and are still an integral part of the fashionable street scene. Center back length: 52-60cm depending on size.
In this example, the pretty Oumou blouse with a tie at the front was sewn from a thin woven fabric made from 100% cotton.
We recommend viscose, silk or polyester satin.
- Sizes 34-40: outer fabric 1.70m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 42-50: outer fabric 1.90m (140cm wide)
- 34-50: insert 0.10m (90cm wide)
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the notches from the pattern. In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
- 1x front piece in opposite directions
- 1x front documents in opposite directions
- 1x lower back in break
- 2x back ends in break
- 1x sleeve opposite
- 2x flounce in break
- Remainder of iron-on fleece to reinforce the cup collar
Transfer the markings for the darts to the two front pieces. Place the two outer snaps on top of each other so that a crease forms on the back.
Pin this line firmly and mark the end of the dart. Sew it in place exactly on the line by sewing from the outside in. In the end, you don't need to bar tack the seam if you let the stitch length run out very small. Fold the dart up and iron it flat so it will be in the right direction when you sew the side seams together later.
Cut the iron-on fleece according to the markings in the pattern and iron it onto the wrong side of the fabric according to the manufacturer's instructions. The following steps are sewn exactly the same for both front parts and the two facings, so they are only explained once: Lay both front parts right sides together and close the small collar seam in the center back (blue staples) and iron the seam apart.
Then a back yoke is sewn to the collar cutout, right sides together, creating a kind of goblet collar. Start with the shoulder seam of one of the front pieces (clamps). Sew them from the outside in.
When you have reached the corner, lift the sewing foot, leave the needle in the fabric and carefully snap the corner on the front piece/facing up to just before the seam. Then place the back neckline of the yoke straight onto the edge of the collar and sew it in place until you have reached the second corner. There you repeat the previous step and close the second shoulder seam. Sew the same steps for the front facings.
Pin the facing onto the front piece right sides together and close the outer edge by starting at the hem of the facing (lower, purple-colored clip), sewing around the center piece, sewing up to the collar and then back down to the collar on the other side Hem. Carefully snap the seam at the curves up to just before the seam, turn your blouse right side out, iron the edge nicely and topstitch it close to the edge.
Now the lower back part is sewn on, encompassed by the two yoke parts. To do this, place the outer yoke with its lower edge right sides together on the upper edge of the back piece and pin it (staples). Then grab the inner passé from below and pull it forward and then up so that its right side is on the left side of the back piece. The main part of the blouse is now rolled up in between. Pin this passé to the top edge of the other and sew in place.
Turn this through one of the later sleeve seams, iron the seam allowance in the direction of the passé and topstitch the seam close to the edge, so you get a clean result on the outside and inside. Place the blouse right sides together and close the side seams. Make sure that - as described above - the darts are sewn on while lying on top.
Depending on your choice of fabric, neaten the entire edge of the facing up to the shoulder seam and fold it inwards and stitch it firmly. This is not sewn to the outer blouse. Fold the open shoulder seams of the inner passé inwards at the seam allowance and stitch them in place.
Sew the side seams of the sleeves and the flounce right sides together (red staples). Link the lower edge of the flounce and turn up the hem 1 cm and stitch it from the outside.
Lay the sleeve, right sides together, with its bottom edge in the flounce and close the open edges all the way around. Then place the sleeve right sides together in the armhole and close this seam all around. Repeat on the other side.
Congratulations, your Oumou blouse is complete!