Maybe it’s just me but on January 2, I was craving an oversized shirt to hide my holiday indulgences…. and when I’m in the ugly state of mind, the one fabric I turn to is silk.
This Famous Designer Black and Off-White Animal Print Crepe de Chine was the perfect antidote for my post holiday doldrums.
I feel better already!
My pattern of choice was Simplicity 2447 and it wasn’t just oversized, it was supersized!
Before cutting into the silk I made a full muslin which required one alteration after another (discussed tomorrow on the blog).
I cut all pattern pieces with a new rotary blade and used pattern weights (along with a few pins) to prevent slipping . The fabric cut beautifully with very little raveling. All of the careful measuring, pinning and fitting were worth the time, as I discovered that even oversized garments must fit just right!
After eliminating the bulk from the back, I cut the back longer than the front.
My one regret was not ordering an extra ½ yard of the silk. I did not have enough fabric for a full collar and settled on the collar stand featured in View D.
Sewing a casual style in silk crepe de chine was true luxury for me. The combination yields a top that is the epitome of comfort and a great wardrobe extender.
Hubby hasn’t seen it yet but I know what his reaction will be……..
“ It’s pretty, but I like fitted clothes and shirts that tuck in better.”
You gotta love the versatility of a silk blouse !
Until soon ☺