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Supermassive Black Hole

Added Oct 20, 2012

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






The Supermassive Black Hole that is my fabric stash was not going to get the chance to swallow up this gorgeous Liberty print silk I bought a week ago. I decided to wash, cut and sew it as soon as possible so there was no chance of it doing a disappearing act on me! I had fallen in love with it at my local fabric store, so carried off 1.5m, without being quite sure which pattern I was going to use. I ended up using Burdastyle 08/2011, no 138 – again!! I have 4 of these now, and I love them, especially in silk. The pattern just lends itself really well to the drape that silk has, and the sleeves are yummy! Also, it’s quick to run up!

I have used french seams throughout, and stabilised the cuffs and neckline with some of Gill Arnold’s fine sheer fusible interfacing. There is supposed to be a bias bound opening on the back, but I have never had the need to actually open the buttons and use that opening. So with this top I left that bit out, still put the button on the back though, because I found the cutest black and white spotty ones that are pretty invisible..

Material Notes

Liberty print silk satin




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Oct 22, 2012, 03.21 PMby fashionfreek

    Looks fab Anne. Looks lovely on you:).

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    Oct 21, 2012, 08.19 AMby janene

    This fabric is so amazing and such a fab top to do it justice :-)

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    Oct 21, 2012, 04.07 AMby servareginae

    I can see how the fabric must have been irresistable. It is gorgeous! The blouse is lovely, …enjoy!

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    Oct 20, 2012, 10.44 PMby prettylissy

    Cute! Good choice with the button, I always hesitate when picking them out. It’s such a relief to come across the perfect one.

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      Oct 22, 2012, 11.01 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      I have to be honest, if I hadn’t had the right buttons already I would just have cut the back neckline bit on the fold and have done with it.

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    Oct 20, 2012, 06.02 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top made with lovely fabric.your photos are great as well; very.autummy.xx

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