Free Pattern Pussycat Bow cream print blouse

The pussycat bow blouse.  Margaret Thatcher wore them.  So did my high school maths teacher, and a million air hostesses.  Mel Trump wore a pink one, and lately Evan Rachel Woods wore a supremely elegant one to the Golden Globe Awards.  It’s certainly a very smart yet feminine way to wear a blouse.

The pussycat bow on these blouses is part of the collar construction, but it can also be a separate tie.  If you’re making yourself a shirt or blouse and have some leftover fabric, why not cut out a separate tie as well?  You’ll have two looks for the same garment, without much extra effort.

Free Pattern Pussycat Bow red blouse with and without bow

 

Here’s an easy draft for a pussycat bow.  I like to keep this pattern in with my shirt patterns.

Free pattern Pussycat Bow pattern

 

Free Pattern Pussycat Bow tie laid flat

Here’s the tie laid flat.

 

Free Pattern Pussycat Bow centre back join

The centre back join is diagonal. If your fabric is 2-way and you have enough of it, you could eliminate the join.

 

Enjoy making and wearing this,

Cheers!

 

 

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