Pussy bow blouse is a must-have for a vintage-inspired wardrobe. It gives a feminine touch to any outfit and never runs out of fashion. Pussy bow blouse can also be a quick and easy sewing project since usually those patterns are quite straightforward. I tried to find something with interesting design features and came across Burda Pattern 6840 pattern that had some shoulder pleats. Another important detail for me was that it can be buttoned all the way up since some patterns have a V-neck.
I loved this pattern and the only aspect that confused me a bit was the neckline’s finish. The instructions tell you to cut off the seam allowance and attach a little bias biding tape there. I chopped my seam allowances off before I realized what exactly is going to happen but next time I’d look for another way of finishing that part. At the moment I think that the best way is to use the bias tape but as a facing that will be turned to the inside of the blouse. 
This pattern is a great addition to any seamstresses’ collection. It’s easy and can be used for a quick project and the final garment is exactly what you would expect from a pussy bow blouse. Another benefit of this pattern is that it also has a regular collar and sleeveless option. This way by getting Burda Style 6840 you receive two wardrobe essentials that can be made in so many different fabrics and can serve you on different occasions. I’m planning on making this blouse out of silk satin one day. 
My garment is completely finished with French seams because it’s the neatest way to finish thin and delicate fabrics. There were no parts of the blouse that were tricky to be finished this way, it was all easy and smooth.
As for the fabric, I had no doubts that it should be this Floral Print Viscose Challis Fabric. It’s such a delicate viscose with beautiful pastel floral print. Even though flowers are quite big, the fabric is a perfect choice for a blouse. Just like any other viscose challis I had from Minerva Crafts, it has fantastic quality. It washes and presses easily and I had no problems sewing it. I can highly recommend it for any other summer projects. It can be used for dresses, including maxi ones, and for any tops. Viscose challis is an excellent choice for so many reasons. It’s a natural and breathable fabric, yet it’s still an affordable material. It’s perfect for projects where cotton (even voile) doesn’t provide enough drape, while polyester isn’t breathable and silk is too expensive. And it usually comes in a big variety of beautiful and often delicate prints. 
I’m very happy with my project and I can easily imagine so many other blouses I can make based on this pattern. Since I’ve already tested it, I might get a bit fancy and use silk for one of my next pussy bow blouses.
Thanks Minerva!