There was a time I thought Liberty only did lawn, but no, there’s a whole world of loveliness, silk satin, silk georgette and fleece!
There were a few beauties at the Fabric store when I acquired this. I was very tempted by the hot pink, but went more muted in the end.
The pattern is Style Arc Madison, with lengthened sleeves. I like that it’s a raglan with not too low a scooped neckline. I also like the small dart at the shoulder that means the sleeve sits nicely. I’ve made it before (not blogged) with the sleeve length as in the pattern, but I’ve since made a few, this one included with the sleeve lengthened. Continue reading
A new top for a mid-winter birthday. Anyone else find silk good for winter?
For a special treat weekend in the Blue Mountains I wanted something warm but stylish. I’ve had this pattern and fabric in the stash for ages.
I took my time with this one. So slippery, so slidey, so tricky to sew and so lovely to wear, silk satin.
The pattern is a Vogue by Tom and Linda Platt and described as a ‘bias front, back and cowl-neck collar , three-quarter raglan sleeves, shaped hemline’.
The seam that attaches the rather dramatic collar is flat-felled, because it is quite obvious depending on how you wear it. The hems are very narrow, done by doing a row of stitching and using that to fold the tiny hem over before stitching into place. Continue reading
A nod to the sixties and an outing to Georgie Girl in Papercut’s Sea-Bell dress.
Papercut brought out the Ahoy! collection a few months ago. I quickly purchased this and the Moana dress pattern. I’ll wait for summer now, before trying Moana but the Sea-bell works for winter, so here it is.
I’d love to go to Brooklyn some day. In the meantime I’m loving my Brooklyn coat. A new pattern from Tessuti. Like the Sydney jacket it uses a fabric that doesn’t fray, like a boiled wool, though ponti would work in a climate warmer than canberra.
This is Brooklyn in a cold damp Melbourne and it performed well.
I do rather like the colour against the wet Melbourne evening and the grey Melboune day. And the pockets on the bum, mmmm, these were very much a last minute addition but I do like them after all, a bit different, interesting, noice ☺
Another from the Tessuti #inseasonsilkcomp! Now over, big congratulations to the winners including Debbie and Rachel!
I couldn’t decide which silk de chine I liked best, soooo…………..I’ll threw my hat into the ring again, and the leaves into the air…………….
This Style Arc is a flowing kaftan style.