Silk Crepe de Chine Wrap Top

I often think my Fall wardrobe is practically non-existent – most likely because I look like I’m coming down with something when I wear those traditional, Fall earth-tone colors. Fortunately the Pantone Fall 2013 report brings new colors to the mix translating into exciting possibilities for my closet!

My first Fall sewing project needed to be a go-to garment. Being a lover of silk, I ordered this crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics by designer Thakoon—the gorgeous colors enhance every pair of pants I own!

silk crepe de chine wrap top

True, the fabric would make a beautiful special occasion garment, but I’ll feel special each time this luxurious silk touches my skin, which should be often.

silk crepe de chine wrap top

The pattern, Vogue 8833 is one I tried last year yielding less than stellar results due to my fabric choice (quilting cotton) and the addition of a ruffle.

No ruffle this time!

I followed the instructions from start to finish, adding a collar and collar band.

silk crepe de chine wrap top

The pattern is sewn with princess seams which easily fit my shape – no adjustments other than length,

silk crepe de chine wrap top

but it required topstitching everywhere – cuffs, collar, collar band, front facing and hem! The busy print was my friend as I stitched slowly and carefully.

But back to my excitement about Fall 2013. In addition to the new bright colors I’m seeing everywhere, I love the mixing of prints! I think this fabric will mix well with tweeds, small animal prints and more as I look forward to a color-filled fall!

silk crepe de chine wrap top

Until soon :)

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Comments


  • Diana Delaney
    August 19, 2013

    Effortlessly chic as usual , another beautiful top, it really is fabulous.

  • Helen
    August 19, 2013

    Wow gorgeous! It makes for a very elegant but fun outfit with the pink trousers.

  • Lauren
    August 19, 2013

    Beautiful! Those colors really suit you. I, too, am excited about all the colors for fall – I love bright colors! Yay!

    • Sarah Gunn
      August 20, 2013

      Thanks, Lauren! I bet you look good in the traditional fall colors. Let’ s face it, you look good in any color, lucky thing!

  • anne jewell
    August 19, 2013

    this is my most fasvoritest garment i’ve seen of your makes.–anne

    • Sarah Gunn
      August 20, 2013

      Ahh….. how sweet! It may be one of my favorites too!

  • Lori
    August 19, 2013

    Just gorgeous, this color looks amazing on you. Love the blouse and the fabric. Wonderful job as always. I don’t wear black that much, people always ask me where I got my black eye!

    • Sarah Gunn
      August 20, 2013

      LOL! Thanks, Lori. I’m not meant to wear olive, rust and gold, but I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t wear black! You’ve obviously survived nicely without it!

  • Carolyn
    August 19, 2013

    Beautiful color and print! This looks great on you, as usual!

  • Ginger
    August 19, 2013

    This is gorgeous! It really is a wonderful color palette for you!

    • Sarah Gunn
      August 20, 2013

      Thank you, Ginger! I love these yummy colors :)

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    August 19, 2013

    It truly is a bright and beautiful top.

  • Cissie
    August 20, 2013

    Pretty, pretty, pretty. You need to make another one of these so you don’t wear out this one!! The jewel tones are such a nice change from the usual drab fall colors. You’ve given me a lot to think about!

    • Sarah Gunn
      August 20, 2013

      Thanks, Cissie! I’m loving the new fall colors !!!!!!!!!!

  • anne jewell
    August 20, 2013

    this is my most favoritest make of yours that i’ve ever seen.–anne

  • Kay
    August 21, 2013

    Beautiful

  • Amy
    August 21, 2013

    Beautiful! You look great in these bright, bold colors, and I’m looking forward to seeing what else you have planned for the fall. Always so classic!

  • Lisa
    August 22, 2013

    Love the colors, print and pattern on you! Fabulous! I was so inspired that I just bought the pattern today. As someone new to sewing, I’d love to know whether you underlined the silk fabric or not, and if so what you used.

    • Sarah Gunn
      August 23, 2013

      Thank you so much, Linda! I did not underline the silk. Good luck with the pattern!

  • Amanda S.
    August 26, 2013

    Gorgeous! Those are definitely your colors!

  • Alex in California
    August 27, 2013

    You sew beautifully and have excellent taste. Your photo compositions always include makeup, styled hair, jewelry and a beauttiful outdoor background . I admire the effort it takes to accomplish that.

  • Alex in California
    August 27, 2013

    beauttiful? The word misspelling sounds more like I am admiring your backside.

  • oonaballoona
    September 3, 2013

    is there any color you can’t wear? this is GORGEOUS!