Inspired by Pinterest | Pink & Red!

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

I’ve been needing to add cool basics to my wardrobe.  Let’s face it, sometimes I just want to throw on a pair of jeans.  But since I’m no where near a “jeans & t-shirt” kinda girl, I need some cute tops.  You’ll notice a few of those being added to my wardrobe in the near future.


Inspiration:

Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve found the loveliest of lovely color combinations:  pink and red. It screams Valentine’s Day, I know.  But I love it anyway.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

I used Rachel Comey’s pattern, Vogue 1323 for my top.  If you had only looked at the extremely editorialized pictures on the VP website, you may have passed on this pattern altogether.  But with experience, I’ve made it a habit of looking at the line drawing of each and every pattern released.  Trust, it’s worth the time.  You may miss out on something great if you don’t do that.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

For this pattern, I added an inch to the length.  Everything else was fine.  I used this gorgeous silk crepe de chine by Marc Jacobs from MoodFabrics.com.  It feels like heaven and was perfect for this type of shirt.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

The description of the top is:  loose-fitting, pullover top has collar, front button bands, self-lined yoke, forward shoulder seams, flaps, pleated pockets, and sleeves with pleats, button cuffs and continuous lap. Narrow hem. Collar, bands, yokes: cut on crosswise grain of fabric.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

I really love the collar and the neckline.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

I love the front bands and the pockets too.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

And the back has a self-lined yoke, which I wish all button-front shirts that the Big 4 release would have.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

And the hemline with the side slits make this top look really nice when worn untucked.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

And here are the cuffs.

Silk Marc Jacobs Top

I really love great wardrobe building pieces, and this top falls right in line.

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Comments


  • Lora
    October 2, 2012

    This is gorgeous and that pink and red is way beyond Valentine’s day.

    • Erica B
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks Lora!

  • Ann Mather
    October 2, 2012

    Beautiful!

    • Erica B
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks Ann!

  • Wanda
    October 2, 2012

    I love your pants and the color combination….great!!!

    • Erica B
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks Wanda!

  • Rosemary
    October 3, 2012

    I think that your sew-man-ship is lovely.

    • Erica B
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks Rosemary!

  • shirley
    October 3, 2012

    your seams are incredible.

    • Erica B
      October 4, 2012

      Thanks Shirley!

  • Candice R
    October 4, 2012

    I, too, look at all the line drawings. They show you so much more about the gament than the photo or drawing does. So many patterns I have fallen in love with, then looked at the line drawings and decided they arent’t for me after all.
    LOVE the red and pink together – they look awesome on you!

  • Erica B
    October 6, 2012

    Thanks Candice!

  • Nancy A.
    October 12, 2012

    I always love your clothes, you look beautiful, and the sewing is just …. too/too wonderful.

  • Erica B.
    October 12, 2012

    Thank Nancy!

  • Laura
    October 31, 2012

    CAN YOU SEW!…..love your detailed photos…..you know what looks good on you and it shows! ROCK ON….!