While sewing my casual knits the ruffles were calling my name, and I answered. The craving to sew ruffles was stronger than any craving I’ve ever had for chocolate, but I tried to be practical and made an all-purpose white shirt.
Mood Fabric’s Ivory Solid Goes with Everything Silk really does go with everything in my closet!
party ready with my celebration skirt….
and very practical when combined with jeans for a walk in the park. That’s right – if Kate Spade wears silk to the flea market then I’m wearing silk to walk the dog 🙂
I believe I can even take it to a formal level!
Sewing this converted Cynthia Rowley dress pattern (Simplicity 2497) for the fourth time made for easy sewing. Since the ruffle is gathered down the center rather than along the seam line, my ruffler stayed in its box and I gathered it the old fashioned way. I also widened the ruffle along the lower neckline. The arms and neckline were finished with self made bias-strips from the silk fabric, and I hemmed the top by hand to get a truly invisible hem.
Just for fun I’m including the three previous tops from this pattern below.
I truly love my new top but I don’t know which I love more, the pattern or this wonderful silk. I’ve already re-ordered four more yards!
… A very practical move if you ask me 😉