Silk Habotai Print Peasant Blouse
“You look like you’re hiding from somebody back there!” exclaimed hubby.
“Do you seriously think I can hide from anyone in this wild silk habotai print from Mood Fabrics?”
This print was mine five seconds after I saw it online. What can I say? I love bold fabrics – all 62 inches of me!
Mood suggests making the silk into a kimono or caftan – ‘perfect for lounging poolside in Miami or Ibiza’. I can see myself wearing a beautiful caftan in my fantasy life one day, but in the meantime I wanted to bring this mix of vibrant colors into my everyday wardrobe.
Just look at this design!
With such a bold print I selected a simple pattern to let the fabric speak for itself. New Look’s 6179 was one of the first patterns I made upon returning to sewing two years ago. The three gathered pattern pieces suited the soft drape of the lightweight fabric and the top is not overly full, giving it a flattering fit.
The top is constructed with French seams and elastic bands finish the sleeves. I also ran elastic through the neckline with fabric ties attached on each side. After capping off the neck ties with gold beads, I proclaimed my peasant top completed!
An easy top ready for most anything other than playing a game of hide and seek
Until soon !