A Silk Crepe De Chine Topper

a silk crepe de chine topper | mood sewing network

The Holiday Lights are up on our block! I believe this is what I’m enchanted by, but it’s anyone’s guess.

a silk crepe de chine topper | mood sewing network

There’s no questioning the fact that this silk has me bewitched. Meet my new favorite top. Blouse? Dress? Topper? Let’s go with topper.

a silk crepe de chine topper | mood sewing network

This beautiful silk crepe de chine print came home with me on a whim, the kind of instantaneous pick you make after 60 minutes of scouring the fabric aisles. You know how it is, after all that searching and second guessing, a bolt just jumps out at you, and it’s done and dusted in 60 seconds. (If you’re not in town, there’s plenty of silk prints, of all kinds, to be had here.)

a silk crepe de chine topper | mood sewing network

I’m burying the lead! Here’s the front view. Really, all I wanted to do with this beauty of a print was hem the edges and call it a scarf, but then I gave myself a stern talking to, and decided I could try a leeeetle harder. McCall’s 7387 was my weapon of choice–and I guess I really meant it when I thought I could try harder. Sewist beware, I didn’t make it up as instructed, or drafted.

a silk crepe de chine topper | mood sewing network

I actually made bunches of changes along the way, all of which escape me at the moment, and as my handy little notebook has also gone MIA since the Great Thanksgiving Clean of 2016, the details on that will have to wait till I post about it on my own blog. I do remember writing copious notes though, so hold onto your hats. It’s gonna be a doozy trying to decipher myself.

I am glad, in the end, to have another every-day piece! And reminded again of how much I LOVE silk crepe de chine. If the Queen of all fabrics has you cowering, go for some CDC. You won’t regret it!

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Comments


  • Laurie
    November 29, 2016

    Beautiful! Lovely proportions, shape, color, the entire outfit is sensational.

  • Rebecca
    November 29, 2016

    That fabric is just gorgeous! The silhouette really shows it off! Love it!

  • Mary Beth
    November 30, 2016

    Are there shoulder pads?

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    November 30, 2016

    I have some silk in my stash just burning a hole in my imagination :) Love this “topper”! I like the look of something light and colourful over a plain under ensemble – it all comes together perfectly!

  • Fiona
    December 2, 2016

    Wow. Again Marcy! Whenever you use a fabric with a beautiful print I can’t see it being used for anything else because it seems like the perfect match