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Radiant Orchid Silk Shirt

Added Jun 9, 2014

by Dominica Bri...

Houston , Texas,...






This McCalls pattern was perfect for this silk knit I picked up awhile back. Silk and cotton are the best fabrics to choose for hot and humid weather. They are both breathable and light which gives you hours of comfort. When the weather is hot, the last thing you want is synthetic fabric clinging to you.

I used a silk knit from Thai Silks

Few alterations were made to the pattern:

-Shorten to wear as top instead of dress (removed lengthen/shorten piece)

-Added 4 inches to length

-Used fold over elastic on hem at neckline

I’m looking forward to using this pattern again in different lengths, fabrics (silk/cotton) and sleeve changes.

Material Notes

Silk Knit




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Silk

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    Jun 13, 2014, 03.28 PMby sewing fanatic

    gorgeous, brilliant

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    Jun 13, 2014, 05.37 AMby skufish

    Great execution! I also did a double-take when I recognized the rail station from living in Houston ;)

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      Jun 15, 2014, 03.54 PMby Dominica Briscoe

      Yes, ma’am. Houston #PROUD. lol. Thanks Skufish. I loved your winning Blue dress. Congrats once again.

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    Jun 10, 2014, 01.00 AMby GeorgieT74


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    Jun 9, 2014, 04.37 PMby gtangel

    This is fabulous. Ooh my. The whole combination and styling.. Love it

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    Jun 9, 2014, 01.47 PMby kisses

    Fab top…very edgy

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    Jun 9, 2014, 11.15 AMby plantpredator

    This is so elegant! I love the way you’ve interpreted the pattern, your finished product has an entirely different style!

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      Jun 9, 2014, 08.11 PMby Dominica Briscoe

      Thanks Plant, maybe it’s also due to not sewing the side seam under the arm with the drape as well too.

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    Jun 9, 2014, 11.01 AMby yenny lee


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    Jun 9, 2014, 11.00 AMby liliv-1

    A perfect edgy look, love it!

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      Jun 9, 2014, 08.12 PMby Dominica Briscoe

      lol, edgy cool is fine with me! glad you like it Liliv!

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