Monday, August 25, 2014

Me-Made-Monday 7: A new silk top


"Cock your hat - angles are attitudes" 
- Frank Sinatra.



I love the new hat top, and it is my newest make as well... Ahem,.. this hat is my new favourite, readers. I bought it on my holiday in Vienna and it is an original Panama hat, made in Ecuador. With temperatures still at soaring 40C (105F), it is a true life saver. The best is, once inside a building you can roll it and store in a small bag!



I'll add a few words about the top. I should, really. It is a Burdastyle pattern #111 07/2014, a  relatively simple inverted trapezoid with 'split sleeve'. I used french seams, bias binding for the neckline, couture version of the bound slit for the neckline opening (I could not resist), and a narrow machine hem for the hem and sleeves. The neckline slit was not really necessary since the neckline is wide enough, but I just went with the pattern. The top can be sewn in less than half a day, and even faster if you omit the slit. I used a better quality silk charmeuse from my stash (!!!!); I bought it four years ago at Michael's Fabrics in Baltimore.


You may recognize the skirt, another relatively recent make.

 

A close-up of the neckline and sleeve finishing - I will be posting more construction details in a separate post.



Finally, thanks to the following fabulous ladies for sharing their makes last week. Real bombshells, readers - check out their makes!

Jenny of Cashmerette, rocking a Bombshell swimsuit!

Clio of Clio & Phineas, rocking her second (!) Bombshell and a 26-week pregnant belly! Clio, congratulations!

Kristin of Sunny Sewing, with her version of Plantain and Thurlows! 

By the way, I was just thinking that we sewersists developed an amazing new language that no sane person can understand. I was showing to my husband the latest me-made links: "This is Clio - she hacked another bombshell, and Kristin, who cracked Thurlows..."   -     ..?  ....

... and, finally, the amazing Rhonda of Rhonda's Creative Life with A The Perfect Travel Dress.

"Oh frabjous girls! Calloh! Callay!
She chortled in her joy

Ok, here is the next linky party, ladies! 



12 comments:

  1. You look smashing! Your work on that binding is exquisite!

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  2. Oh, I couldn't agree more! We have a unique vocabulary that no one outside our world could understand!

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  3. So nice top! So now I know how I will make hem on my silk top%)

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  4. So beautiful, Marina! I wish we could see the back of the blouse too. Love the hat but it won't probably like the Irish wind ;)

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  5. This is so beautiful! The silk looks absolutely creamy and delicious!

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  6. The blouse is just perfection, liquid perfection :) So pretty Marina.

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  7. Love your blouse. The binding really caught my attention--it is perfect.

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