A Silk Crepe De Chine Topper
The Holiday Lights are up on our block! I believe this is what I’m enchanted by, but it’s anyone’s guess.
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.
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.)
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.
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!