The “That’s Torn It” Top
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3691
Fabric: Blouse Weight Silk
Year: Pretty Current
Notions: Satin Bias Binding
Time to complete: 1 hour
First worn: For the photos
Wear again: No
Total price: A few dollars
When I heard about this challenge I knew I would have no trouble pulling something for it from the stash. This silk is a a rather recent addition and just cost a few dollars at a church fair that I frequent.
I seriously ran out of time this week. I pleated this up and stay stitched the pleated neckline, leaving the armholes unfinished. I threw some bias binding on the neck and it slipped and slid around, fine silk does that.
So I was all ready for my photos outside in front of the Bougainvillea bush when the neighbours’ gardener turned up and started mowing next door – I was too embarrassed to go outside and get all posey, so I put another load of washing in the machine and rip, went the armhole!
I think this silk is fairly old – probably from the 60′s and it has perished – silk is vulnerable to light, heat and microbes – I was glad I didn’t spent hours finishing it the way I should have. But this was perfect as a toile for this pattern, I was not in love with the print and didn’t pay a lot for it. I plan to make more versions of this easy top and I was pleased to find the exact neckline that I was looking for.
I also recently purchased this necklace which is 1940′s Celluloid Autumn Leaves – how perfect right?!
It was hot today in Sydney – 34 degrees – Summer’s coming!