Added Apr 14, 2012
For this Anda I made a few modifications.
Cut the top in a 38 blending to a 40 in the hips.
Recut the sleeve seam that has the funny cutout lip because I couldn’t figure out why it was there.
Used clear elastic at the shoulder seam to create gathers.
Cut a deeper front neckline.
Self binding at the neck and hem, but serged rolled hem at the sleeves.
Left out the waist elastic casing because I planned to always wear it with a belt, and the fabric was just too slippery to get the casing on straight anyway.
Silk jersey fabric is not a beginner fabric – stiffen the seam lines (or the whole darn thing) with spray starch to stabilize the fabric and make it easier to work with.
I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out. I made it a little shorter to squeeze it and enough strips of binding for the hem and neck out of two yards of fabric.
Silk jersey, clear elastic
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