Yes, you read that correctly. This top has a bow. I'm really not the cutesy-cutesy bow type. I made it first with just the ribbon but it was kind of plain. This is the last of my summer sewing. Sorry my picture looks fuzzy. (Oddly enough I made it to match these navy capris but wore them so much this summer they've faded. Does anyone know a good way to dye navy clothing? I've tried Rite (sp?) dye but it just ends up coming out in subsequent washings.) Here's the back view:
The only problem I had was getting the underarm zipper to lay smoothly. But that's human error, no flaw from the pattern. The neckline is a bit open. When I make this again I plan to bring the entire neckline in. As it is I have to wear a strapless and make sure I don't do any bending over in front of people. I love the puff sleeves and the sleeve band is cut on the bias so it doesn't choke my arm. However, I have to be sure to do my hair before I put this on because I can't raise my arms over my head.
This was an easy little top. I also like the sleeveless and the long sleeve versions so most likely will be making this again.