Custom Bow Blouses

Good evening lovelies……

I’ve been receiving a few emails regarding the bow blouses and asking for additional samples. See below a few pictures and prices. I hope to launch the merchant site soon and have fabric samples posted there as well. In the meantime ……


$49

Available in larger dot patterns. Black on.white, white on blog sack, pink on green, hold on blue, white on blue and white on red. See below current stock



$49

Available in orange, black, white, navy, red, green and many other colors


$53

Available in a variety of sheer fabrics


$53

Available in blue, red and purple

First Batch Complete

Happy Sunday lovelies!!

Filling orders and shipping out blouses tomorrow. Replenished my stock and will begin cutting more blouses on Tuesday to prepare for the April 22nd Pop Up Shop. Keep an eye out for details.

Have a great time enjoying the fabulous fashions on the Oscars tonight😉


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#PussyBowBlouses 

A pussy bow or pussycat bow is a style of neckwear often associated with women’s blouses and bodices. It takes the form of a bow tied at the neck similar to those tied around the neck of kittens, cats, and the like.

Everything old is new again

Good evening lovelies,

I’ve missed chatting with you the last few days. This Sewist has been hard at work the last several days. Finishing up bow blouse samples✂️👗

 and sorting through my vintage pattern stock. 

I can’t wait to get started with some of these creations. It’s amazing to see how everything old is new again. The styles of the 70’s are back. Creating these patterns with some of the new fabrics I’ve picked up is going so much fun.

I’m happy to put some of these patterns in my Etsy Shop for many.of you to enjoy. Most of the patterns are uncut and in excellent condition. check them out @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewFrugalShop

Reigniting my passion

Good evening Sewist,
Today I dusted off my sewing machine for the first time in several months. I spent the morning cutting, pinning, folding and creating. 

I decided to start with a vintage pattern that I picked up at a garage sale a few months back. I used the pattern as my base and remixed the design a bit to keep it more contemporary. 

And now my first of many Pussy Bow Blouses is almost ready to go into my Etsy Store tomorrow. How exciting…. more sizes and designs coming soon. In a few weeks I will take custom orders. 

Happy Sewing!✂️👗

Ask a sewing expert…

Good evening sewists

As promised I’m sharing a question weekly from Sew Frugal subscribers who have emailed “Ask a Sewing expert”.

This question is from Jan.

I would like to make this sleeveless pullover dress for my son’s wedding but it is designed for 2 way stretch fabric only. Since I don’t have a 2 way stretch kind of body could I make this out of a more forgiving fabric and add a zipper or neck opening with button to be able to put it on? Is that feasible? What is the best option for me and how do I alter the pattern? Thanks!

Hi Jan, thanks for your question. Yes you can absolutely use a different fabric and add a zipper. Just a few things to keep in mind. The pattern doesn’t call for additional ease because it assumes you will use a two way stretch knit where ease is naturally occurring. You will have to add on the ease and depending on your body type you will have to determine what it belongs. Also remember seam allowances might be different in various locations so make sure you make the adjustments where appropriate. Remember its better to err on the side of excess. You can always take away but adding on is difficult. 

Lastly I can’t tell if this garment had facings or not. With some patterns that call for starch knits they is no facing required. You might need to include facing if you are making the sleeveless dress. Hope this helps.

Jen

Certified Sewing Instructor

Taking a little birthday time off

Hello lovelies!! I took a little time off for my birthday. Can’t wait for you to see the goodies I picked up while away. New items will be posted this week and class schedules the following week. I’m apron I will be addressing several questions from”Ask a sewing expert”. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email and I will respond to questions via the blog.

But for now birthday turn up! 🎂🎉

Winter Pop Up Shop comes to a close….

Thank you to all the fashionistas who came through for today’s Pop Up Shop. I’m truly grateful for the support of Sassy Thrifters Organizer Tameka, Sekile from Polyester Soul and Beatriz from Beautiful Vintage. You ladies rock!!!

I will be spending the next few months searching for more fabulous finds and preparing for the Spring Pop Up Shop. Keep following the blog for details. See you soon.