Butterick 6488 – Pussy Bow Blouse

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I need to add solid tops to my work wardrobe. I realize that say that quite often. I love sewing pretty colorful prints and often overlook the versatile and much needed solids. This beautiful polyester dress fabric from Minerva was my most recent Minerva Maker project. Minerva often provides videos with their fabric descriptions. I find these very helpful when shopping for fabric online. In this case the video showed me a fabric that had some body yet had great movement.

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I had made View A with the ruffle a couple of years ago and it has become a go-to blouse for me. I like that this semi-fitted blouse looks just as nice worn outside or tucked in. The length of the sleeve is perfect for work. I use a computer for a large part of the day and these sleeves don’t drag on my keyboard or desk.

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The only change I made to this top was to interface the hidden button/buttonhole plackets. The pattern has you fold the fabric to create the facing. I’ve never been satisfied with simply folding over the fabric. I find that adding interfacing prevents the buttonholes from stretching and adds stability to the buttons.

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I’m glad I took the time to sew this blouse in a solid color. I am sure it will be on heavy rotation. I plan on sewing this classic style again some day.

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Below is View A that I made a couple of years ago:

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18 thoughts on “Butterick 6488 – Pussy Bow Blouse

  1. Both of your blouses are just lovely! I agree that it is great to have versatile pieces like this in your wardrobe, and both of these are classics. I’m going to be on the lookout for this pattern!

  2. Beautiful blouse! I have followed your blog for a few years. I always assumed that you couldn’t possibly work full-time and do as much sewing as you do. How do you make the time? You are truly an inspiration!

  3. A beautiful blouse with a perfectly tied bow! I’ve always liked the one you made with the ruffles. Both are very nice and will go with so many different outfits.

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