View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternPenny Shirt Garments The pussybow blouse is an iconic garment that takes you from a day at the office through to an evening out. Polyester and chiffons are perfect for Amanda Walker's design, giving you the opportunity to practise sewing lightweight fabrics. Don't be tempted to skip matching the pattern notches at the sleeve heads and neckline, as this will help to ensure a professional finish. Login to downloadEssentialsGet startedFabric, 2m (1.5m wide)Fusible interfacing, 30cmFive buttonsDimensions ListFront: cut one pairBack: cut one on the foldSleeve: cut one pairNeck tie: cut two 36cm x87.5cm rectangles1.5cm seam allowance used throughout.1Download and print the pattern at sewmag.co.uk/templates, then use it to cut all the pieces according to the cutting guide. Fuse interfacing to the facing parts of the front pieces, then press inside and neaten the edges, plus those of the front and back pieces. Pin the shoulder seams of the front and back pieces, stitch, then press open.2Shape the neck tie pieces (see Core Skill panel), then pin them at the short straight edges, stitch, then press open. Clip the seam allowance around the neckline curve. Match the centre-back neckline of the back to the neck tie seam. Match one long edge of the tie to the clipped neckline, joining the centre-front notches, then pin and stitch between the notches.3Fold the tie in half lengthways, right sides together, then pin and stitch, leaving the neckline open. Turn right sides out, then press. Clip the seam allowance on the notches in line with the ends of the stitched part so that the seam allowance protrudes from the sewn and turned part of the tie.4Unfold the facing along the fold line indicated on the front pattern. Clip the neckline curve of the facing piece, then pin the neckline to the outside of the shirt. Stitch, then fold the facing back to show the right side. Tease out the corners and press flat. Turn in 1.5cm along the neck tie and back edge, then press the raw edges of the neckline should sit inside the tie. Machine or slip stitch this edge in place.5Neaten all remaining raw edges, then lay the front and back right sides together. Pin at the side seams, stitch, then press open. Sew around the head of the sleeves from the front to the back notch with a gathering stitch. Pin and sew the underarm seams right sides together, press open, then turn the top right sides out.6Pull the gathering threads up slightly, then place the sleeve at the armhole. Match the side and underarm seams together, and then the sleeve and shoulder notches, adjusting the gathers to fit the armhole. Pin, stitch, and neaten the allowances together.7Press the sleeve cuff to the wrong side by 1cm then 2cm, then pin and edgestitch. Hem the base in the same way. Edgestitch the bottom of the facings down on top. Make five buttonholes on the right front facing, then hand sew the buttons on the left. Other Popular Makes... Stefani BlouseGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Lisa Top and SkirtGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Both boxy tops and pencil skirts can be difficult to style individually, but together they create a balanced silhouette. Amanda Sheena PantsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stylish and versatile, harem pants can easily be dressed up or down and this flattering design by Amanda Walker allows Ria Shift DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch Adele Pencil SkirtGarments SkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest, like this figure-hugging stretch skirt by Amanda Walker. Clara Wrap DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Stefani Blouse Lisa Top and Skirt Sheena Pants Ria Shift Dress Adele Pencil Skirt Clara Wrap Dress Shakira Party Dress Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.