Ivory Silk Crepe de Chine Pussy Bow Blouse

I decided that I need more silk blouses and tops in my wardrobe (one can never have enough of them, right!) and had a smallish piece (1.3 yards) of beautifully soft and drapey silk crepe de chine on hand that I purchased at Mill End Store in Milwaukie, Oregon. So, I decided to make Simplicity 1661 pattern again, as I really like my black silk charmeuse version that I made last year and wear it often.

I managed to fit (just barely!) all of the pattern pieces on the small fabric piece and cut them out with my sharp rotary cutter pretty quickly. I hate this part of the sewing process as it needs to be precise and can be time-consuming making all of the markings for pleats, notches and such. This top only has a few pattern pieces so it went fairly quickly and I could get to sewing faster.

The fabric and pattern pieces pinned and ready to cut out

The fabric and pattern pieces pinned and ready to cut out

Here is the finished blouse both on me and my dress form. It can be worn as a loose tie or tied in a bow, and can be worn tucked in to a pant or skirt or left untucked.

S1661a

 

S1661b

S1661e

S1661f

I can see this luxe little top sewn up in other pretty solid colors, sheers and prints, and also made in the other view of this sewing pattern without the tie.

And, of course, I have some inspiration images of similar tops that I based the look of the top on. I warn you: a couple of these are quite pricey, so hold on to your hats…

 

Lanvin_pussy_bow_blouse_$1,108

Ivory silk Pussy Bow blouse from Lanvin seen on Polyvore for $1,108

Gucci_'Infinity'_pussy_bow_blouse_$755

Gucci “Infinity” printed silk pussy bow blouse on Polyvore for $755

floppy bow sleeveless silk blouse                  ivory tie blouse

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Ivory Silk Crepe de Chine Pussy Bow Blouse

  1. This is so lovely and elegant. Very classy and simple. I too hate cutting patterns. I have a pattern right now that I have sitting the past 2 days that I started cutting and haven’t finished. I’m going to finish it though…sometime lol

    • Thank you very much! 2 days is not bad at all! I’ve had perfectly nice projects started and half done for two years! You’ll get it done and be so happy, it is always nice to have a finished project.

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