Vintage Liberty silk top - take 2

Added Mar 29, 2012

by G-A-

Oxford, United K...

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Description

With some creative pattern outlaying, I managed to get two tops from a beautiful vintage Liberty of London silk fabric. This is a slightly modified JJ, which is a lovely pattern. I initially made the JJ sleeves but found out the puffy sleeves really did not work with the print. After letting it sit for several weeks, I decided to remove the initial sleeves and cut cap sleeves in the fabric. And it works! I am really happy with it.

All the princess and side seams are French seams, and I hand-sewed the rolled hems at the cap sleeves. The fabric was really slippery so I hand-basted every seam before machine-sewing. The buttons are also vintage, my mother’s, and I love how they work so well with the print.

Material Notes

Vintage silk (crepe, I think), 5 buttons (vintage)

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Silk

Credits

Hand rolled hem used Couture sewing techniques Book

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    Mar 30, 2012, 09.44 AMby marnieann

    Beautiful shirt. I’m inspired to give the pattern a go. Love, love the Liberty print too.

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      Mar 30, 2012, 10.32 AMby G-A-

      Thank you very much. I wasn’t sure about the print, I am very much a block-colour girl but I think it works and I am glad you like it :)

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/vintage-liberty-silk-top-take-2