The Slither And Hiss Of Silk

how to sew a pussy bow blouse

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.

pussy bow detail

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.

You can see previous versions I’ve made here and here.

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.

animal print pussy bow blouse

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.

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12 Responses to The Slither And Hiss Of Silk

  1. Lynda Embleton says:

    Hi Karen
    I love your little book I got it for my birthday. It’s so lovely to see some of your recent makes – have really missed this. Just love the animal print.

    • didyoumakethat says:

      Oh thank you, my darling! So pleased you’re happy with the book. I know, I had a bit of a break but I’m back in the room now. xxx

  2. Gillian Chappell says:

    Love the blouse – really like the fabric .

    Please TMOS?

  3. Barkcloth says:

    Did you know that polyester is not very sustainable?

  4. michelle robertson says:

    Ooh yes you should do a top 10 pattern post, it would be great to see them all in one place. Love the blouse I’m not brave enough for animal print but I think I’d give this one a go!

  5. Jen (NY) says:

    Looks fabulous! I will have to put animal+bows on my list of things to do in the Fall.

  6. I have some fabric for my first pussy bow blouse from the same pattern – any tips for a newbie?

  7. Sandra Woods says:

    Polyester is a far superior fabric to the ever-frequent viscose and rayon! Silk is lovely, of course, but not always a practical option.

  8. Michele says:

    looks lovely Karen, and so does your hair – have you lightened it? or just the sun, whatever – it looks great

  9. Donna says:

    Oooh, very nice. Loving the print. I wish I had a TMO my local S 🙂

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