Silk Jersey Pussy Bow Blouse

Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.
I liked the fit of my last Jalie 2921 so much I decided to use a nice piece of ivory silk jersey from Mood Fabrics for another one. This time I made the view with 3/4 length sleeves and tied the scarf in a bow for the trendy pussy-bow look. Silk jersey is very luxe-feeling and has just a bit of sheen. It also has great insulating properties and makes me feel nice and warm on a cool autumn evening. I pre-treated my fabric by washing and drying it before I cut it out. I’ve found that silk jersey will shrink a bit after the initial wash but then washes and wears with great stability. Editor’s note: To keep your silk jersey looking new, we recommend hand washing or machine wash on the delicate cycle, then dry flat.

Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.

I made a straight size T without any alterations. This pattern always goes together quickly. I cut it out and stitched it up the same day. It is such a nice reprieve to not have to match any plaids or line up any linear prints!

Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.

I’ve paired my new top with my lace statement skirt made last March, but it mixes and matches with tons of stuff in my closet. Ivory is really a great and versatile fall and winter color.

Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.

I think this neckline is so flattering! There is a small opening in the center front seam through which one of the tie ends passes to make a nice and secure bow.

Dressform pictures:

Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.
Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.
Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.
Puss bow blouse made with silk jersey from Mood Fabrics and sewing pattern Jalie 2921.

This was a fun little top to whip together this weekend. I definitely see more silk jersey in my immediate future, as well as more ivory-colored clothing!

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Comments


  • Lori
    November 18, 2013

    This is a gorgeous top and what a nice basic to have in your closet.

    • Amanda S.
      November 18, 2013

      Thanks Lori! I never seem to get around to making basics for the most part – too busy with the fancy stuff. But it is definitely much needed!

  • Ginger
    November 18, 2013

    This is so pretty! I love how neatly the bow lies– it’s really nice!

  • Erica B.
    November 18, 2013

    This is gorgeous and I bet if feels divine!

    • Amanda S.
      November 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Erica! It does feel great next to the skin, but different then most drapy silks.

  • Sarah Clark
    November 18, 2013

    This must feel so good against the skin. I want one!

    • Amanda S.
      November 18, 2013

      Thank you Sarah!

  • Elaine
    November 18, 2013

    What a great job you did on this blouse its beautiful and the fabric seems yummy!

  • Manju
    November 18, 2013

    Another classic piece that you will get loads of wear from! Yes I bet it feels wonderful!

  • Peter
    November 18, 2013

    So classic and elegant. Great job!

  • Amy
    November 18, 2013

    I love a good bow blouse. And, in silk jersey! A long while ago I made a knock off of this Jalie pattern out of silk jersey, and it always seemed to be the first top I pulled out of my closet after doing laundry. Well, until my belly grew out of it. I can only imagine how much wear you’ll get out of this one seeing as the classic, solid ivory will go with everything! Enjoy it!

    • Amanda S.
      November 19, 2013

      Thanks Amy! It’s basically a t-shirt masquerading as a fancy blouse. I can see why you reached for it so much. Maybe you could make yourself a maternity version?

  • Carolyn
    November 18, 2013

    What a lovely blouse and a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.

    • Amanda S.
      November 19, 2013

      Thank you Carolyn!

  • ThisisCarrie
    November 18, 2013

    I feel like this is one of those pieces that you’ll wear and love for years and then your children will wear and love it. Gorgeous bow, gorgeous fabric,

    • Amanda S.
      November 19, 2013

      Thanks Carrie! I never have thought of my daughter raiding my closet and wearing my clothing, but I suppose that’s coming. Now I’m wondering what she’ll reach for…

  • anne jewell
    November 19, 2013

    i want your blouse!–anne

    • Amanda S.
      November 19, 2013

      Haha! Thanks Anne!

  • Monica
    November 19, 2013

    So pretty on you. Thanks for the intro to silk jersey.

  • Sarah Gunn
    November 19, 2013

    What a beautiful blouse, Amanda! It’s simply perfect :)

  • Nikki
    November 20, 2013

    Such a cute top, I love the way silk jersey looks. You did a great job.

  • Lauren
    November 20, 2013

    Pretty!

    • Amanda S.
      November 21, 2013

      Thank you Lauren!

  • Diana
    November 26, 2013

    I love this blouse Amanda. I’ve always thought silk jersey must be quite sheer but it doesn’t appear so in your pics. Very classy looking just like its wearer!

    • Amanda S.
      November 27, 2013

      Thanks so much Diana! I’ve sewn with (and ruined by accident) some extremely lightweight and see-through silk jersey, so I do know it comes in various weights. You just have to pay attention to the description. The one for this one was “medium weight”, so if you want a similar opaqueness I suggest you look for those words.

  • Candyce Nicole
    December 1, 2013

    This reminds me of a vintage blouse that I love. So beautiful on you!

    • Amanda S.
      December 2, 2013

      Thank you Candyce!