Silk for winter (Tom and Linda Platt top)

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. barbarajanemade Tom and Linda Platt top.jpg

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’. barbarajanemade Tom and Linda Platt top.jpg.jpeg

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.

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I wore it with  black velvet trousers ( made using the Anita pants pattern) and to venture outside (in the snow!), covered up with my Brooklyn coat. I felt warm and luxurious.

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Happy stitching and keep warm ( or cool as the case may be) in silk or other ✂✂

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12 thoughts on “Silk for winter (Tom and Linda Platt top)

  1. As Raf Simons would say…..sublime! A lovely make, in silk yet. I haven’t sewn with silk for so long, but I’m beginning to convince myself that I deserve the luxury. Winter or summer, it’s a beautiful fabric.

    Now…off to check out your Deer and Doe t shirts. I’m thinking of downloading the pattern and I remember you have a few cute ones!

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