1970s | Blouses | Vintage Sewing


November 14, 2013

I recently made this cute pussy bow blouse for the Bow Neck Blouse sew-along hosted by Seamstress Erin.

It is made from Simplicity #8738, printed in 1978. The fabric is a soft cotton found in a remnant bin for 1£, and it was just enough for a blouse. I never wear yellow, but I think I should! The color is so cheery and fresh, and is a great pick-me-up on gloomy autumn days!


If you’re hesitant of blouses and shirts because of the daunting collars, this style of blouse is perfect! The bow neck is super easy to make, and such fun to wear, and patterns comes in a great variety of styles from a wide range of eras. Did you know that pussy bow blouses has been around since the early 1930s? Talk about timeless style!

You can read more about the making of this blouse, plus more pictures on my blog.

  1. Nice blouse! And yes, you can definitely wear yellow.

    I would think pussy bow blouses have been around for even longer than the 1930’s. I’m not sure but I am pretty confident there must be some Edwardian examples out there… So a timeless style indeed.

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