Ruffled Blouse Made With Anna Sui Silk Jacquard

How can it be the end of 2013?! This year has flown by and I feel very blessed to be part of the Mood Sewing Network. I know my sewing skills have grown tremendously, new techniques have been tried and fabulous fabrics from Mood Fabrics have been used.

As I was planning my next Mood project, I realized my wardrobe was lacking a silk blouse. That led to my next project using Anna Sui Blue Sapphire Silk Jacquard. I went through several pattern options and selected Simplicity 1779, view E with the neck ruffle….

neck ruffle

…and the long sleeves with the small cuffs.

cuff

I had to make a few alterations to this pattern: lengthen the body and sleeves by 1″, lower the bust dart, and I changed the full dart in the back to a fisheye dart. The dart in the back of the blouse was all the way to the hem. This made the blouse a bit too tight through the hips, so I just changed up the dart. I think this was due to my fabric shifting while cutting, I should have used paper to sandwich the slippery silk fabric while cutting. This is one of those things I would tell my daughters—do as I say not as I do. I will know next time to use the paper! I did use my rotary cutter and ruler to cut the front band and cuffs to keep the fabric very straight.

Silk blouse with ruffled neckline made with Anna Sui silk jacquard from Mood Fabrics and Simplicity 1779.Silk blouse with ruffled neckline made with Anna Sui silk jacquard from Mood Fabrics and Simplicity 1779.

I love the color of this blouse. It will go with so many things and the ruffle just dresses up the blouse. The silk fabric stitched beautifully and was easy to sew.

I hope  your 2014 is filled with beautiful fabric, wonderful patterns and your bobbins are always full!

Silk blouse with ruffled neckline made with Anna Sui silk jacquard from Mood Fabrics and Simplicity 1779.

Happy New Year!!!

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Comments


  • Teri
    December 30, 2013

    Lovely! That fabric looks a lot like some black silk I made up into a peasant blouse and just love. Mine was from Oscar de la Renta.

    • Lori
      December 30, 2013

      thank you, Teri, the silk is just amazing to wear and sew. I bet your blouse is gorgeous.

  • Cissie
    December 30, 2013

    Very pretty, Lori. I need another silk blouse, too. Thanks for reminding me!

    • Lori
      December 30, 2013

      Thanks, Cissie, this one will not be my last silk blouse.

  • Erica B.
    December 30, 2013

    Gorgeous blouse!

    • Lori
      December 30, 2013

      Thank you, Erica.

  • Amanda S.
    December 30, 2013

    Super flattering neckline and color. I expected that fabric to be stiffer for some reason, but I love the flow of it. Very pretty!

    • Lori
      December 30, 2013

      Thanks, Amanda, I love the neckline. This fabric is super soft and feels amazing.

  • Amy
    December 30, 2013

    What a beautiful color! And, silk to boot! A great garment to finish a great year. I’m so glad you joined MSN!

    • Lori
      December 30, 2013

      Thanks, Amy, I am so happy to be here.

  • Kimberly
    December 30, 2013

    This is very pretty. Good workmanship and thank you very much for the close-up of the material.

    • Lori
      December 30, 2013

      Thanks, Kimberly, the fabric is gorgeous with such a nice texture.

  • Elizabeth
    December 31, 2013

    Beautiful color and fabric. Love it on you! Happy new year!

    • Lori
      December 31, 2013

      Thank you, Elizabeth, it is a beautiful color. Happy New Year to you.

  • Susan
    January 1, 2014

    I’ve looked at this pattern for some time and wasn’t sure, but your finished piece is beautiful. I have another pattern with the full dart to the hem and never considered changing it to a fisheye dart. Thank you for that. Happy New Year!

    • Lori
      January 1, 2014

      Thanks, Susan, it is a nice pattern, watch the neckline it can be low.

  • Sarah Gunn
    January 1, 2014

    Lori, What a great blouse to dress up or down! Beautiful fabric and as you know…… anything with a ruffle gets five stars :)

    • Lori
      January 1, 2014

      Thanks, Sarah, I selected the ruffles because of your blouses. The ruffles always look so good.

  • Peter
    January 2, 2014

    Beautiful and classic — great job!

    • Lori
      January 2, 2014

      Thanks, Peter, it will be a good addition to my closet.

  • Linda L
    January 3, 2014

    Great looking blouse. Love the fabric

    • Lori
      January 4, 2014

      Thank you, LInda, it is the best fabric, wonderful feel and drape. I wore it today with a plaid blazer and a little belt. It was wonderful.

  • Sandra (Sewist-Stitch)
    January 15, 2014

    Your blouse is beautiful. I agree the colour will be great to match with a wardrobe. Such pretty fabric.