Chic Bow Collar Dress Tutorial
Embrace all things vintage with a floppy bow dress inspired by 1970s day wear with this Chic Bow Collar Dress Tutorial. Made with 2 to 3 yards of flowy, lightweight fabric, this smart and chic DIY dress is a nod to classic women's wear of the 70s and early 80s, and is perfect for the office, church, or even a night out with your hubby. This dressmaking tutorial lets you draft your own patterns, so that you don't have to waste money on expensive ill-fitting clothes, and links to a video by the blogger on how to create patterns using your own clothing. The lightweight fabric of this dress is great for spring or fall, and the dress also has structure while still being loose and comfy, so that you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort.
FASHION FACT: Did you know that bow collar dresses and tops have a very cool history behind them? In the 1970s and 1980s, when women began to enter the corporate workforce in executive positions, the floppy bow became a popular way for women to inject femininity into traditional male businesswear, like ties. Its resurgance in popularity "is a tribute to the female pioneers in high-level executive positions". You can read more about this trend in this article from Jezebel here, or you can check out the documentary Makers: Women who Make America.
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