The moment that Mood Fabrics posted a photo of this gorgeous Thakoon Addition fabric on their Instagram account, I immediately found it on MoodFabrics.com and pulled the trigger on the purchase. I was already in the mindset to make summer dresses, but I was still mentally deliberating on fabric choices. And seeing this fabric at that exact moment… well, it was just serendipitous.
This beautiful paisley print silk crepe de chine was the perfect marriage of fabric and pattern to Butterick 5886. This fabric is so lightweight, floaty and luxurious. It was perfect for a halter-style, high-low hem dress.
As much as I love silk fabrics, they’re usually difficult to handle. But this fabric cut beautifully and was easy to handle. I had no trouble keeping it on the grain, nor did it “crawl.” I used French seams and a narrow hem, because the wrong side of the hem shows.