Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: Silk Cotton Voile Perkins Shirt

Hey there, Fabricistas! It's Meg from Cookin' and Craftin'.


When you decide on a sewing project, do you choose the fabric first, or the pattern? My process varies, but in this case, the gorgeous fabric came first, then I pondered patterns that would highlight the fabric best.




The fabric is a stunning silk/cotton voile in cinnamon, which is sadly sold out. This stuff was pretty fabulous... sheer, but easy to work with because of the cotton content, and it has an amazing copper sheen to it in the light from the silk content.


The pattern I chose is the Ensemble Patterns Perkins Shirtdress, a cool, modern, oversized shirt, tunic or dress. It's got a slightly cocoon shape, high-low hem, fully lined raglan sleeves and lots of different mix-and-match options for a split, tie neck collar, and gathered or plain bodice.


This is the tunic version of the Perkins pattern. I opted for the gathered bodice and the split collar with the tie-neck. I love all the funky details and lovely finishes! The way the Perkins is constructed, the insides are all either enclosed in the yoke or French seamed. Good stuff!


Although the cinnamon silk/cotton voile I used is sold out, I think the Perkins would look lovely in a cotton or rayon voile, in a challis, or maybe a crepe de chine. Something that has a nice drape, for sure!

As usual, thanks for the lovely fabric, Fabric Mart!!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous fabric and just the right drape for this tunic!

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