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Orange silk top

Added Mar 20, 2008

by orange-angel

Ronneby Or Umeå,...






Part of the “Sometimes you want to be a peacock” collection that I did in the spring of 2007 when I studied pattern construction at Tillskrarakademin in Gteborg.

I wove the fabric when I studied weaving at Gamleby Folkhgskola. I love orange and when I found orange silk at reduced price I bought it and decided to make something beautiful from it.

I’ve made countless versions of the sleeve, but in the end they worked very well, although I changed my original idea slightly.

The only problem with it is that the sleeves are very tight, not much movement for the arms.

Material Notes

Handwoven orange silk fabric and bluegreen silk fabric.





Git at Ateljé Git who sold me the yarn.

Elisabeth and Anne at Gamleby Folkhögskola for all the help with the weaving.

Gun and everyone at Tillskärarakademin in Göteborg, for all the help with the pattern and the sewing.

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    Mar 22, 2008, 08.10 PMby whitetigerlily711

    this is really cool, the contrast piping is a great detail.

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    Mar 21, 2008, 01.55 PMby orange-angel

    I like this top so much myself and it makes me so happy that you like it as well. I did make the pattern myself. When I have time I’ll share it with you. But I’m warning you, I always have too much to do.

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    Mar 21, 2008, 12.05 PMby wzrdreams

    Stunning! I love the pattern…. do you draft it yourself? If so, please share it with us!

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    Mar 21, 2008, 10.20 AMby milkyway

    Its lovely, Which pattern did you use?

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    Mar 21, 2008, 07.43 AMby paula45870

    Love the piped cap sleeve with pleats instead of gathers, side zipper, and beautiful neckline. Creative princess seaming. This blouse is feminine yet tailored. Great job!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 09.59 AMby kallers

    Very beautiful. I love the colors!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 08.43 AMby susisonne

    Great job! Beautiful combination of shape and fabric! Lovely sleeves!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 07.39 AMby lilo

    i love it too, love both the shape and the fabric.

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    Mar 20, 2008, 07.26 AMby marmota-b

    Oh, it’s so beautiful! But what’s even more important for me, I’ve wanted to make something basically like this – the seams are the same on my draft, just the sleeves aren’t puffed… What a coincidence!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 07.04 AMby ceregana

    It is really a beautiful silhouette. I love it too. And the fabric is amazing!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 06.31 AMby lauriana

    Nothing wrong with occasionally wanting to be a peacock, right ;) However, I have to say, with this top it’s the shape I like most of all. The princess seams that line up with raglan sleeves, and then those nice pleats at the sleeve head… Love it!

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