Today we’re concluding our Tea House Dress sew along with tying options. The ties create the subtle shaping on this dress and blouse, with two different versions included in the pattern. We’ll look at those versions and discuss some options for tying a bow that provides a polished finish for this stunning dress.
First, let’s take a look at the pattern options included. For a traditional look that can be tied in the front or back, options A, B and C include wider ties inserted into the side seams that can be ties in the back or front (with a nod to the dress’s kimono inspiration!).
Dress version B with side seam ties at the back.
Versions D, E and F feature a spaghetti-strap inserted through a channel at the dress back. Sew House 7 designer Peggy Mead suggests a half bow when creating a front tie.
Dress F is shown below, featuring the back channel and spaghetti-strap ties.
Or combine the two for your own unique look! Dress B with side seam spaghetti-strap ties is shown below.
And if you need tips for tying a bow worth of this dress (um, me!), we found some great pointers over here.
Thanks so much for joining our sew along. Visit week 1 here and week 2 here for more details and tips for creating this dress. If you’re looking for more in-depth step by step tutorials, check out the Sew House 7 sew along for this pattern. And please tag us on Instagram – we’d love to see your finished Tea House Dress.