Pussies Bow: The Oakridge Blouse

Never one to waste an opportunity (or to embarrass my children), Bruce helped with shooting two outfits on Sunday at the botanical gardens.

Oakridge Blouse

Oakridge Blouse

A quick change at the fountain with a wiggle and a close call of a child falling into the water, I transformed into my new favourite shirt and jean combination. (This was done bottom first, then top, with squeals from children that they were horrified and scarred for life. I’ve made a note in their “things to talk to my doctor about when I’m older” which records all the information they will need for future discussions with their health professionals. The list gets longer every week…).

Oakridge Blouse

Oakridge Blouse

Again, this fabric was purchased in the fabric frenzy of September 2014 from The Drapery. It is the softest, silkiest cotton with autumnal colours and is an absolute delight to wear. Art Gallery design the most delightful prints that are playful and still suited to those over the age of 10. Although there is nothing wrong dressing like a 4-10 year old. I indulge all the time.

Oakridge Blouse

Oakridge Blouse – Hair in Motion

The Oakridge blouse is the second shirt pattern released by Sewaholic, with a simpler silhouette than the Granville and the option of a pussy bow or bias to finish the neck line. I didn’t quite have enough fabric so cut my sleeves shorter. Perfect length for this season.

Oakridge Blouse

Oakridge Blouse

It has the lovely shaping that defines the waist and flares out gently at the hips. Perfect Pipsie shape. Again, it came together with such ease. This one came together very quickly when compared to the Granville shirt due to no collar or plackets.

Oakridge Blouse - Pussies Bow

Oakridge Blouse – Pussies Bow

And the colours on the fabric. Just beautiful.

Oakridge Blouse

Oakridge Blouse

I was given the vintage parasol from my dear god mother, M. Perfect for an Autumn turn around the park. I might have to make a set of 1930’s beach pyjamas as beautifully created as Leimomi from the Dreamstress. Beach pyjama envy!

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

I highly recommend this pattern (and the fabric). I feel as though I’m moving out of the “looks like me made” into the “higher end purchase” clothes. Admirers are now asking “Did you buy that at Tinky or make it?” which is lovely because they curate Australian and European fashion that I adore.



Photos by Bruce. Bag by A Seated Craft. Jeans by Citizens of Humanity (Tinky). Vintage parasol gifted from favourite god mother.


8 thoughts on “Pussies Bow: The Oakridge Blouse

  1. Love love love that hair in motion pic! I have been thinking about that pattern too, maybe in autumn 😉 The fabric is absolutely delightful, so rich and a bit like a naive painting!

  2. I saw your finished blouse on IG and I just had to come by and look at it some more. The fabric is so pretty and you’ve done it justice with the pattern selection. This DEFINITELY looks like a high end purchase. 🙂

    • Hi Robin, thanks for visiting! I stitched down the collar yesterday (folded width over) and the neckline is much more comfortable. Even though the fabric is cotton, it feels like silk. And such gorgeous autumnal colours. xx

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