I was out window shopping and when I say this top from The Kooples I instantly remembered I had some red floral-print fabric sitting at home! 🤔
The Making Of
The making of this shirt gets a little interesting. 😯 I made a long sleeve top before with this fabric using the Very Easy Vogue V9085 pattern. It was my first time working with silk and I didn’t realise the importance of pre-shinking your fabric until after I made the top. As a result the top I made was too tight around the bust and I couldn’t move my arms! 😰
I ripped through the front center seam and removed the collar, neckline facing and sleeves. I used Vogue pattern 8773 to make the button placket and collar. Luckily everything thing just fitted and matched so I didn’t need to make any alterations or adjustments when I put the two patterns together. Finally, I used one of my sleeves to make some bias tape to neatly finish my armholes.
- Liberty red floral print silk crepe de chine from Murphy Sheehy, Dublin
- Black silk crepe de chine from Monn Yue Piece Goods, Hong Kong – HK$60/y
- Black cotton lace trimming
- Gold buttons (discounted to €0.52 each) & Vogue white pearl with gold button from Hickey’s Fabric, Dublin
I am very happy with this project as I got to reuse the gorgeous LIberty Silk and who the two different Vogue patterns just fitted.