Party Dress In Shimmery Metallic Silk Blend
More fabric to die for……. I was sold upon reading Mood Fabrics’ narrative of this silk/viscose blend and placed it in my online cart.
‘The drape on this silk and viscose blend fabric is just so perfect, and then when you combine it with the glazed metallic sheen…well, you have a fabric that’s to die for. Lightweight and softly pliable. Perfect for tops, dresses, unconstructed jackets and more.’
Seriously, how could I resist?
The fabric didn’t disappoint ~ actually I want more!
Slippery, you think? Nope.
Flimsy, you suspect? Nope.
The backing on the fabric produces the perfect texture for machine sewing.
I’m devoted to sewing holiday attire for the next few weeks and couldn’t pass up the giant bow on Butterick 5850!
The silk/viscose worked beautifully with the pattern in every aspect. The gathered skirt is attached to a fitted back.
I typically shy away from gathered waistlines, but I wanted that bow! The sash cinches the waist, helping camouflage the bulk that gathers can produce, and I found the fitted back flattering.
I was plagued with fitting issues which I’ll review on the Pattern Review website. However, I made it work and am ready for the first holiday party or maybe New Year’s Eve.
Hmmm…… I think this dress needs a fur…. Anyone sewn with faux fur?