Is there anything more delicious than the slither and hiss of silk as a pussy bow is tugged free, during gentle disrobing?
YES! The slither and hiss of £3 a metre polyester from TMOS!
This animal print is the bomb. Get some. It’s polyester – one assumes – but quality. A joy to sew with. Doesn’t wrinkle in your holiday packing. Shake out and wear. Fake sophistication, even if you’re feeling foolish and giddy.
It’s ages since I sewed a Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse, and I’m super-pleased that I returned to this pattern. It’s so satisfying to make and gives you real wardrobe stalwarts. Animal print is everywhere this summer, but this is a classic that will keep on giving. If I had to write a Top Ten of essential sewing patterns (and maybe I should!) this would be in there.
I paired this version with ANOTHER make of the B6178 in black wool suiting bought from eBay. It’s really great quality, though a tiny bit scratchy against bare skin. I wanted a really clean line on these culottes, so left out the pockets – which makes it a super fast project.
Of course, Ella demanded to be in the photos, too. She turns seven this year, can you believe it? I hope you are enjoying this summer as much as we are. Ella has been my stalwart companion through happiness, misery, heartbreak and joy. All she demands in return are dog treats and a photo op.
Not a bad companion to have.
Not bad at all.