In fairness, I only bought the sewing patterns because I've been looking at these exact ones for ages, and then the pyjama-style outfit pattern further down the page was on sale half-price. As it's a Vogue pattern, it was quite pricy at full cost, so I seized the bargain. It seemed daft to get just one pattern, so the pussybow blouse went into the basket too.
I love a good pussybow blouse. A lot of people think they're terribly twee, and with a full skirt or extremely feminine accessories they might be, but in winter I wear a lot of tweeds and woollens in quite sensible, if not masculine shapes. (One of my favourite tweed jackets is a vintage man's one, and both my pairs of woolly trousers were from M&S menswear department last year.) I'm also a big fan of brogues and loafers. A soft, womanly blouse is a good contrast and balances things out well. I'd be making the design on the right, with the bow round the neckline. I think the style on the left with the bow detached and higher up the throat is currently more fashionable, but I like the classic option.
And who knows, if the pattern works out well for me, it's the sort of thing that would look magnificent in a really luxurious fabric and make great partywear. I really struggle to find partywear that feels like me. I always feel things that hit the desired level of glamour won't work on my body type, and things that work on my body type never quite hit the required level of glamour. These in a fabulous crepe might just do the trick.
Anyway, none of that is going to get done any time soon because I'm making a shirt for Pete and then I've got the pattern and fabric for a shirtdress for myself. But it's nice to be prepared!
Are you making anything nice at the moment?