Vintage Liberty silk top - take 1

Added Jan 23, 2012

by G-A-

Oxford, United K...

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Description

I had to take a deep deep breath when I cut this beautiful Liberty of London silk fabric. I came up with this top – loosely based on the cowl neck dress of Burda Magazine 8/2011 – to show off the beautiful drape of the fabric. I modified the pattern quite a lot to have the cowl hanging from the shoulders.

All the seams are French seams, and I hand-sew all the rolled hems at the neckline and cap sleeves. The fabric was really slippery so I hand-basted every seam before machine-sewing. I also added a band with two vintage buttons (from my mother’s stash) at the side – hand-finished as well.

Material Notes

Liberty of London silk (vintage), two buttons (vintage too!)

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Silk

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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.14 AMby jenny walker

    Very pretty!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 07.39 PMby G-A-

      Thanks Jenny!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 02.13 AMby schnui

    Lovely top. Well done.

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Jan 25, 2012, 06.54 PMby G-A-

      Thank you very much

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