Added Mar 29, 2012
Oxford, United K...
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.
Vintage silk (crepe, I think), 5 buttons (vintage)
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