Friday, 14 April 2017

Sew Over It Pussybow Blouse

First of all, I'm sorry for the long blogging silence. I recently bought my first place and it's got me thinking a lot about creativity. The more involved I became in decorating the less motivation I had for sewing. All most as if the creativity within myself is limited to a certain amount but hey perhaps that's just me. Thankfully my mum took me under her wing (as ever) and sent me a torrent of sewspiration via pinterst which managed to relight my sewjo...

After dipping my feet back into the sewing water with a couple of Grainline Lark tees I decided to tackle a pattern that has been lurking in my stash unappreciated for about a year, the Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse. Boy am I glad that I finally decided to make this pattern. I am head over heels in love with it!

I made the blouse in a translucent drapey fabric bought from The Knit and Stitch Show. It has flowers on which are raised giving the fabric a pretty texture. When I bought the fabric, I didn't notice that it was only 1m wide and only bought 1.5m. Because of this the long sleeve that the pattern is designed with just wasn't possible. Initially I thought that I would go sleeveless but when I tried it on without sleeves it seemed boxey and unbalanced on me. Because of this I instead decided to cut the given sleeve down into a short sleeve which I had enough fabric for.

The instructions with the pattern were clear and I made no alterations to fit. Don't you just love it when that happens! Because of the translucent nature of the fabric I used French seams throughout which keeps the insides neat from both the inside and outside.
Whenever I finish an item I always ask myself two questions; will I wear it regularly and would I make it again? The answer to both is a resounding yes. I can see this blouse slotting happily into both my work and home wardrobe and so I can seen myself wanting a few more.

As ever, happy stitching x

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