Is it a Pussy Bow or a Blouse Bow?

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I’m not sure why these are called Pussy Bows, and blouse bow sounds old timey. Neck scarf bow? I’m really not sure what to call it.

I inherited some of my grandmother’s vintage clothes and one of her blouses had this amazing detachable neck bow. I took it apart and drafted a pattern from it exactly as it was and it turned out pretty awesome.

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And when I made it in pink it totally reminded me of the latest Gucci looks that are feminine but somehow tough at the same time. It’s a pretty great accessory for a punch of color.

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I’ve made up a bunch of these bows in red, black and pink and you can pick one up at  Cut and Sewn on Etsy.

And if you really want to DIY your own blouse pussy Gucci whatever bow you can get my downloadable PDF pattern with complete how to instructions here:

Make Your Own Detachable Collars

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You’ve been asking for it and now you can get all 4 of my collar designs in one pattern.

The Standard Point, Super Pointy, Curved and Double Curved Collars with 1″ stand are all included in this one sewing pattern.

You can make these collars from almost any fabric. I love making one up from the scraps from other projects. These make up great from classic shirt fabrics like poplin, quilting cotton, or get fancy with taffeta, satin or lace.

 

I’ve written out some very easy to follow instructions with clear illustrations which you can purchase here:

Pattern includes full size pattern pieces in an easy to assemble PDF downloadable pattern.

Fabric and Notions:
1/2 Yard of fabric will make 2 collars
1/4 yard of iron on interfacing
1 Button or snap fastener

And you can brush up on sewing perfect points for your collars in this post with some great tips Making Perfect Points.

DIY Turban and Rain Hat Sewing Patterns

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I’m releasing two new hat patterns this summer from my most popular hat designs. Now you can make these great hats for yourself.

This rain hat is perfect rainy days and fun to make. It even comes with instructions for little storage case so you can take it with you instead of bringing a bulky umbrella.

This pattern was first published in the book Hat Shop by Design Collective. You can get a PDF version here
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And one of my favorite summer hats that perfectly covers up my frizzy humidity hair is a classic cotton turban in colorful fabric. This is easy to make and a breeze to wear.

I have several in gingham because I love the look, but they look great in florals, plaids and solid colors as well.

Make your own turban from 1 yard of quilting cotton, gauze or linen.

You can get the PDF downloadable pattern here