Added Nov 16, 2011
Oxford, United K...
Top made from a dress I bought on sale, a bit by mistake since the cut didn’t fit me but I loved the colour and the fabric so much. It’s some sort of pewter silvery silk charmeuse. The drape is beautiful (I have added a picture). It was really tricky to work with, quite slippery, so I hand-basted every seams before sewing.
I used a top pattern from Burda Magazin 08/2011. It’s a nice, simple pattern in order to teach myself how to work with silk. I just think the neckline is a bit too deep, a pretty common thing in Burda magazine patterns, which I should have foreseen. I did not add the zip which is in the pattern, I don’t think it’s needed. All seams are French seams and all hems are machine-rolled hems with care. I also added lingerie guards with small snaps at the shoulder seams (see picture).
Pewter silk charmeuse, two snaps.
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