Dates and Times

Day – Wednesday Evenings

Dates – March 24th, 31st  and April 7th, 14th, 21st

Time – 7-9pm

Make Your Own Pussy Bow Blouse

Our latest Sew-Along features the Pussy Bow Blouse by Sew Over It.

The Pussy Bow Blouse is a beautiful, classic design worn by celebrities and will always be a classic in your wardrobe. With two different style options you can choose between a v-neck version or a keyhole opening. The blouse features full-length sleeves with a cuff, a slightly dropped shoulder and a loose-fitting dartless bodice.

Stylish and versatile, it’s perfect for every occasion.

What people say about this pattern:

I love this blouse ! I kind of want to make another one straight away.

This is the perfect pattern!

It’s a lovely pattern with lots of pretty details!

A classic must have for your wardrobe!

We have selected fabrics from our collection so that we are all sewing with fabrics that we are familiar with and are therefore able to troubleshoot any problems that any students encounter.

The Sew-Along  runs over a series of 5 weeks with one 2hr class every week allowing you enough time to digest each stage in between classes and maybe make another one alongside.

Skill Level

Confident Beginners

Tutor

Kaye

What skills will I learn?

  • The anatomy of a top and sleeves
  • How to choose the right size
  • How to layout the pattern pieces to make the most of your fabric
  • Tips and tricks for cutting out
  • Tips and tricks for working with slippery/delicate fabrics
  • How to sew a french seam
  • How to attach a neck tie
  • How to set in a sleeve
  • How to gather
  • How to sew a rouleaux loop
  • How to sew a cuff
  • How to place and attach buttons
  • How to sew a neat hem

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • The price of the sew along includes everything you need including the pattern, fabric, haberdashery and classes (you will just need to source your own buttons for the cuff). Unlike pre recorded classes you can ask questions as you go along and you have links to a Sew Along support group in between sessions.
  • 5 x 2 hour tutorials guiding you through each step of your blouse
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Membership of our closed Facebook group

How will it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link https://zoom.us/meetings

  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • You will receive an email link once you have signed up that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

  • Purchase your workshop and select your size and fabric choice. We will package your complete course kit ready for you to start the course on day 1.
  • Please note if you join the sew along  less than 7 days before the start there may be added postage costs associated with getting your kit to you on time for week 1 or you can catch up before week 2.

Course Kit

Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse. We have selected a range of fabrics and haberdashery which we would recommend for this workshop. For inspiration and to see other makers versions of this dress please check out #pussybowblouse on instagram. Please find below a list of all the items that are included in your workshop price.

Fabric

We will all work with a similar weight of fabric in order to make sure we are all working under the same conditions to help with troubleshooting. We have selected a range of beautiful soft viscose/rayon fabrics from our collection with perfect drape. Available in various colours/designs for you to select from. Please check your size and fabric requirements (images of the sizing and body measurements are in the product pictures ) then select your fabric choice.

Fabric Requirements

Essential Haberdashery

  • 1x 100m  Gutermann rPET sew all thread in a matching colour (we will select the matching thread for your fabric)
  • 1 x pack Prym needles (suitable for your chosen fabric)
  • 2x Buttons (you will need to source your own buttons as this is a personal preference. You  have plenty of time as we will not need these until week 4. We can discuss this in week one).

Optional items which can be ordered separately via the links below 

 

What will I need to prepare for each week of the course?

  • Sewing machine fitted with a 70s needle and threaded with your matching Gutermann Sew–All thread colour.
  • Access to an iron and ironing board for pressing your fabric.
  • Your usual sewing haberdashery including all the basics (see Dressmaking Kit)

All of these items in italics including sewing machine needles can be purchased from our website in advance of the workshop.

Haberdashery

We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.

Skill level – Confident Beginner

This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and who have made at least one garment before.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly. Class sizes are kept small (this also applies to online courses) to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need. This does mean that booking is essential. The course will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Please note online course are open to all levels of beginners and confident beginners and it is hard to estimate timings need to complete.

Size

Size 8 – 16 1.9m, Size 18-20 2.3m

Fabric

1.9m Pink Dalmation Viscose, 2.3m Pink Dalmation Viscose, 1.9m Olive and Pink Floral Viscose, 2.3m Olive and Pink Floral Viscose, 1.9m Black Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 2.3m Black Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 1.9m Navy Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 2.3m Navy Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 1.9m French Navy Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 2.3m French Navy Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 1.9m Green Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 2.3m Green Crinkle Swiss Dot Viscose, 1.9m Gaia Eventide in Rayon AGF, 2.3m Gaia Eventide in Rayon AGF, 1.9m Boho Fusion Swifting Flora in Rayon AGF, 2.3m Boho Fusion Swifting Flora in Rayon AGF

1 review for Pussy Bow Blouse Sew-Along
  1. Juliet Williamson (verified owner)

    Having just completed the Pussy Bow Blouse Sew Along I felt the need to write a review. I never write reviews, but it was so good, I wanted to spread the word. It was my second sew along with The Studio at Number 30. My first being the Petra Pants. The whole experience has been fantastic. Kaye is so calm and patient, regularly checking that everyone is ok and ready to move onto the next stage, encouraging questions and happily recapping when needed. Her ability to teach via the medium of zoom is awesome. I felt supported and encouraged by Kaye, Elaine and all the other sew-alongers. I have a blouse which fits and which I am proud to wear. I have learnt new skills and gained in sewing confidence. Thanks to all for such a positive and productive experience. Looking forward to the next Studio at Number 30 Sew Along – The classic women’s shirt! x

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