It is all in the detail with sewing.Sometimes I really like to take my time and do all the little fiddly bits with care. Which is why I chose view D of this vintage pattern - it looks so pretty and I thought it looked like a Pussy Bow Blouse Sewing Pattern which I had been coveting.

The Fabric is from Minerva and a snip at £2.99. I thought it would feel more like a challis viscose but it was different to that. Think travel agent/airline steward/corporate workwear and you are in the right zone.

I loved the print and the colour palette. I was originally going to make a dress when I ordered it but as soon as I felt the fabric is screamed 'blouse' to me.

There were some tricky cuff details to master.

A rolling collar and tie to ease in. 

Button holes in slippy fabric to make.

And facings to lay in the neckline for structure.

"Why, that is a smashing blouse you are wearing."

Rik Mayall

This is a wash and non-iron garment so I feel it is going to have lots of wear! Really enjoyed using this fabric and love my new blouse. 

"Did you pack those bags yourself madam?"

Jo xxx