Tuesday, January 10

Silk Crepe De'chine Blouse: McCalls 7093

I think I was in the mood for color blocking.  Which is why I ended up making two blouses in the same day.  This post is for this silk raglan top.  The fabric set on my to-sew pile for quite a while, during my "no sew" humdrum blah mood.  While I was in that ho-hum mood, I mentally constructed each top completely.  Here is the silk one....

I made this one using a silk crepe de chine from SMFabric.com.  The black is on sale and still in stock but the white is ALL gone..because I bought all the rest.  NahNah.  Hehe.  I made sure to pretreat by hand washing in using "color catcher" as recommended by Roz.  So keep that in mind when color-blocking light and dark.  Ask me how I know. (-;

Sew-To-Fit self top color blocking and
I did "mental planning" and construction of this top, which made completing it extremely quick.  When I got ready to sew, I did the construction live on Periscope.  I know the ladies thoroughly enjoyed the "Sew & Chat" sessions I do regularly on periscope.  Please follow so you can join in the fun when I'm in the mood to "Sew & Chat".  Otherwise, you will have to wait and catch the replays when I get around to uploading them to my YouTube channel.
I did the construction live on Periscope.  I know the ladies thoroughly enjoyed the "Sew & Chat" sessions I do regularly on periscope.
Baby it's cold outside.  But, I wanted to get the pictures in the sunlight for you all.  I haven't taken a really photoshoot in quite some time.  Secret:  these pics were taken with my iPhone 6s. 
you will have to wait and catch the replays when I get around to uploading them to my YouTube channel.
Pattern Details:
McCalls 7093 view C.  I cut the side panels on the bias for a certain contrast in the white.  I used french seams throughout, including the shoulder darts.  Fitting-wising, I did a forward should adjustment and a FBA using the pivot and slide method.  
Here is the periscope video if you are so inclined to watch:


16 comments :

  1. Very nice make, I enjoyed watching.

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    1. Thank you faye. Its always nice having you join in the fun.

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  2. Andrea your top looks awesome and I enjoyed the sew and chat :)
    You look like you are having fun doing this photoshoot, even though you say you are cold!!
    (We know that it's not REeeallyy cold though...right lol ;)

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    1. Thanks Ann...I fairly enjoyed the Sew & Chat and will definately do again. I was very cold for the short time it lasted....aahh one day. (:

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  3. Cute top! Love the color blocking!

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  4. A great-looking top, and thanks for the SMF suggestion. Roz's fabrics are terrific. And your sewing is just lovely.

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    1. You are welcome AJ and I totally agree, her fabrics are stellar.

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  5. Cute top and love the color blocking.

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  6. Love this top. The color blocking is beautiful.

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