THE DEFINITELY NOT MEH BLOUSE

After my last meh attempt, I skulked back to the PR Pussy Bow Blouse with my tail between my legs and promises of silk and french seams.


I am happy to report she is taking me back and we are going to live a long and happy life of soft, silky pleasure. I am totally smitten with this blouse, its contrasting fabrics, and its fun bright buttons. Aaaaah pussy bow blouse, I knew we could work this out.

The deets
The pattern: Project Runway's Pussy Bow Blouse
Fabric: White: silk, Grey contrast: cotton silk
Notions: 8 pink buttons and 2 snaps
Changes: Extended the shoulders by 2cm, widened the hips, omitted the pussy bow, and used bias binding for the sleeve plackets.
Next time: Give even more ease in the hips because apparently I'm huge
Worn with: Orange Gorman pants

31 comments:

  1. Oh, this is adorable!! I love love love this and want to steal your orange pants as well :)

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  2. good god woman - this is fantastic! Especially love the contrast. Also, I do not have orange pants in my life, and I have just realised I might need some.

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  3. Great combination of the delicate white with the contrasting fabric and buttons!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love your blouse. The combination of the different colours and materials is perfect and the construction flawless!

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  5. Mmmmmm..... silky sheer prettiness. Nothing better. Doesn't it just make you want to burn all the polyester? Wait. Too many chemicals. Bury all the polyester? Way to beat that pattern into submission Reana.

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    1. Polyester burying party? I am sooooo in for that!

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  6. I'm struggling with Pattern Runway's pussy bow blouse at the moment - I can't seem to get the sleeves in without any tucks! But you really pulled this off, nice work!

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  7. Ooooooh, soooooooo preeeeeeeetttttyyy!!!

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  8. Swoon, this is beautiful! And I love how you're totally rocking the orange pants!xx

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  9. that's so cute, i love the fabric combination!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love that you went for contrasting details! This looks amaaaaaaazing on you!

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  11. Beautiful work and you certainly have an eye for the contrast!!

    Bundana
    @ http://www.bundana.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Definitely not meh. For me you are a hero in matching different fabrics
    Greats, Claudia

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  13. You look like a model wearing a perfect top!

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  14. Your blouse is beautiful and so is the fabric. It suits you very well!

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  15. Ahhhh!!! I LOVE it! Hehe... the contrasting elements are so unique and oh so perfect. Great job!

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  16. Ahh gorgeous! Loving the pants also ;)

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  17. So pretty, and looks utterly fabulous with those awesome orange pants :)

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  18. Amazing! Love the contrast fabric, it looks great! I would never have thought of doing something like that

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  19. Gorgeous! The fabrics and buttons you chose are perfect.

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  20. YAY love it! Gorgeous blouse and I love the fabrics you chose...wonder where you got those from haha?

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  21. Ahhhh, relief!!! And such gorgeous relief. Totally love it on you, and I WANT to try this pattern now!! I'm with Heather Lou - beat that pattern into submission woman!

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  22. This looks awesome! And I love it with those pants!!!

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  23. I love it! Good for you for sticking with it. I'm not sure if I've already posted this (I can't see it) as my computer crashed half way through! Also, I wanted to say that I've given you a Liebster award. I'm not sure if you've already got it? But I couldn't find it anywhere on your blog. I really love your blog! I've written some questions on my blog that you might like to answer if you fancy it, and you get to pass it on to 10 other blogs. I'm looking forward to seeing your answers.

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  24. Dude, is your email address like an elusive easter egg? Help a sister out.

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  25. Very pretty! I love the trim you used. It's a great contrast against the white.

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  26. Really interesting use of fabric and texture. Love it!

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