Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse – Version 2 – DIY Silk Tie Neck Blouse

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Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse in Forest Green Crepe de Chine Silk (worn with my ginger jeans).
Hey Friends,

This here is my second version of the Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse, and this time I think I nailed the fit.

You can see my first version here. I have worn this first version quite a bit but it needed a FBA, which I have now done following this tutorial for doing an FBA on a dartless front blouse. It does  mean that now this version has bust darts but I can live with that. The FBA also means the front length is now much improved.

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Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse in Forest Green Crepe de Chine Silk

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Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse in Forest Green Crepe de Chine Silk
Details (check my first version for full review):

Fabric: Forest green crepe de chine silk ordered from silk seller on eBay.

Edit: some of you have asked for the seller details so here they are: 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/131724105418

I can’t recommend this seller enough for their quality, value and service. 

Modifications: 0.5 inch FBA and added bust darts. The FBA resulted in a one inch increase in length to the centre front; I added a further 0.5 inches.

Construction: french seamed throughout, including sleeves. I added a continous lapped bound placket to allow me to french seam the sleeve side seams.

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Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse in Forest Green Crepe de Chine Silk – continous lapped bound placket
Sam gave me the idea to attach the neck ties to the blouse first and then sew the centre front seam up using a french seam which resulted in a tidier finish.

Overall I love this blouse, and plan on wearing it out for a lunch date on valentines day.

Have a great day!

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Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse in Forest Green Crepe de Chine Silk

 

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I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing projects....now everyone can get to see mine.

46 thoughts on “Sewoverit Pussy Bow Blouse – Version 2 – DIY Silk Tie Neck Blouse

  1. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the link to the silk seller. I have a yearning for a jade green silk Alder shirt dress having seen someone wearing something similar in KL the other day.

      1. KL had a wide range of fabrics but mainly synthetic or v expensive, and usually quite lurid prints. Last time I went to Hong Kong I did well for silks. You just can’t beat the choices of EBay!

  2. This is lovely Manju. I have some crepe de chine in a very similar colour for a blouse, I’m not sure if it will be a pussybow blouse or something else. Mine isn’t silk though. I’m glad my tip was helpful.

  3. This blouse is beautiful! I love this color on you. And it fits you beautifully. I too must do FBA’s. I at first didn’t like the fact that the adjustment involves adding a dart but it does improve the fit tremendously so I have made peace with bust darts. You look gorgeous! Have fun on Valentine’s day!

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