As promised, here’s the Pussy Bow Blouse on the dressform. After having some time to think about it, I’ve come to following conclusions:
- I like the arms. They are softly gathered at the cuff and the sleeve head. They fall perfectly at the top of my forearm.
- The body does nothing for my curves. Other than the side darts, the torso is extremely masculine. The side is a straight cut with no shaping and it seems mismatched with the arms.
- I should have made the pussy bow. The masculine body and the feminine arms wouldn’t seem so mismatched with it. It’s like the dude’s rug – it would have really tied to blouse together.
- It’s white. Seriously. I started looking at my closet and it turns out, other than white undershirts, I don’t own all-white garments (edit: that’s a lie. I made this over the summer and love it! What gives?) I think my subconscious has known all along that white isn’t flattering to my skin tone. Molly may be on to something when she suggested dyeing the blouse.