Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Silk Tessuti Kate Top

Added Dec 23, 2015

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






After a long period of doing short-term contracts, I got offered a full-time job a few weeks back! It’s an office-based job and I’ve been at universities for the last six years, so I don’t own a lot of office appropriate clothes.
Back in November Tessuti released their new Kate Top pattern. It’s a loose fitting shell top, and is perfect to be a workwear basic. I also saw this silk fabric at Tessuti, and its soft feel and beautiful colours I couldn’t pass up, plus I knew it would be perfect for the Kate Top, so I bought the fabric and the pattern.
It was scary using the silk as I haven’t used something delicate like this before, but it wasn’t too bad. I used a size 9 needle, a lot more pins, and sewed slowly, and it all went fine. I also learnt new techniques in making self bias binding and doing the side splits, as well as using tearaway vilene.

And I think I can wear this to the office and pass as a real adult!

Please look at my blog for more details: http://antipodeanstitcher.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/silk-tessuti-kate-top-aka-grown-up.html

Material Notes

1 metre lightweight silk
tearaway vilene




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Business

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 03003e1f_2_large

    Jan 10, 2016, 05.21 AMby sewing fanatic

    fab pretty top x

  • El_large

    Dec 26, 2015, 09.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    So pretty! :)

  • Img_3596_2__large

    Dec 23, 2015, 05.47 PMby Maria Hayek

    Congratulations on the job! The fabric is gorgeous, you’re not only gonna pass as a real adult, but also a very stylish one :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites no one added it