The Stash contains some beautiful fabrics – including yards and yards (and yards) of silk dupioni. I went through a “Silk? Gotta have it!” period.
One piece of dupioni was just over a yard of an almost iridescent lightweight silver/teal weave.
The Stash also contained a sheer woven damask with the same muted teal and some gold.
A “top of some style” was needed to wear to a Bridal Shower. By combining the two fabrics and two Vogue Patterns (5891 and 9062) a new favorite top was sewn.
Love! Love! LOVE! Patterns that are bra cup sized! Such an improved fit! Vogue 9062 is one such pattern.
It is just a simple tunic pattern, but fits so much better than a tunic pattern that requires modification.
The length and shape were cut from the 9062 pattern.
The collar and front closure were taken from Butterick 5891, a Tilton Top that I have used and used and used.
The inner collar, armhole and front facings were cut from the sheer damask.
The inner collar is attached by topstitching “in the ditch” of the outer collar binding and again along the lower edge of the inner collar.
The selected buttons were recycled from an old jacket. They were the perfect color and size
Silk dupioni is luxurious, but requires care when sewing. Microtex machine needles were perfect for the fine weave of the fabric.
To prevent fraying, all seams were serged or french seamed – or both!
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It’s a beautiful colour and I love the contrast!