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Pussy Bow Blouse

I’m just glad no-one was here to witness the happy dance I did as I finished this blouse. I cannot put into words how much I love it – the perfect nude shade, the perfect pattern, and it’s even machine-washable! 

    

Pattern: Sew Over It’s Pussy Bow Blouse.

Style: as it says on the tin!

Instructions: as usual, their instructions were perfect – really easy to follow. I had no issues.

Sizing: I cut the smallest size on this, which is a size down from my measurement size, because I didn’t want it to be too blousy when tucked in. I think this was the right call for how “fitted” I like mine, especially since I won’t really be wearing it untucked. If you like it roomier you could stick to your actual size.

Alterations: I added about an inch to the sleeve length. I also French seamed inside. 

I did find that the neckline was only just able to go on over my head (I think I have a big one!) so I sort of bodged lowering it by about an inch. I made a note on the pattern so next time I will do this more elegantly.

Time taken: not much! I had the bodice completed by the end of the boys’ nap time on day one (so at most about an hour and a half) and the same for the sleeves and finishing touches on another day.

Would I recommend it?: 100%! I’ll definitely be making more for myself too.

Overall? I love, love, love this. Instant wardrobe classic, hopefully I’ll be wearing it for years to come. Maybe I should make up another one in the same fabric in case anything ever happens to this one! Hmm.. 

– Michelle – 

17 replies »

  1. This is lovely, ever so stylish! I was just about to ask what fabric you used but I’ve seen the above comment. Out of interest, as it looks silky, did you have to use a walking foot at all?

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  2. Hi Georgia, no I just used my regular presser foot, but it does have a bit of Scotch magic tape over the bottom of it from a project I did with a more difficult crepe fabric that I was struggling to control. I read about using tape as an alternative to a Teflon/non-stick foot (which itself was mentioned as an alternative to the walking foot for slinky fabrics) and it worked a treat. I actually forgot it was still on and it was fine even on wax print cotton for another project I’ve done in between.

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    • Ahh what a great tip, thanks for sharing! I got a walking foot off eBay but I haven’t got the hang of it yet, I wonder if its because it was a cheap one so I may have a go with your idea! Thanks 🙂

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