Sew Over It - Pussy Bow Blouse
Having seen the lovely Lisa Comfort from Sew Over It some beautiful versions of this pattern I was excited to try this pattern.
I found some lovely viscose Challis - Black with redflowers on ebay - OhSewCraftltd for my first version this fabric was brilliant a really lovely weight viscose lovely drape and really soft.
I loved the first version so much I quickly ordered some more viscose this time from The Textile Centre, this was a finer viscose challis and seemed to crease very easy but was still lovely for the finished blouse.
There are 2 Versions to make 1 - Keyhole neckline 2- lower v neckline
The instructions for this pattern were really excellent so clear and well explained. The only tiny thing to take care on was the seam allowance for the neck-tie were different to the rest of the pattern, so do keep checking seam allowances.
I liked that the sleeve gathers into a thin cuff, I didn't use interfacing and I thought it was fine without. There's a fabric loop for the button maybe to help people avoid button holes? I think it's quicker to do a button hole but I did do the loops as I'd already cut the cuffs before I read this and would have needed to extend the cuff for a button hole.
Overall 10 out of 10 from me for this pattern. I think I need a white version for my spring wardrobe next !
I made size UK 12 & Version 2
For Rayon/Viscose Challis fabric as well as the ebay shop and The Textile Centre I've also shopped at Minerva Crafts and they currently have some lovely Viscose Fabrics I've got my eye on some for a Maxi Dress.