I simply love Fabric Marts selection of luxury fabrics! Let me tell you about what I chose for this month's post. I really love this outfit!
I made all three pieces: skirt in a wool and cashmere blend. Absolutely glorious to work with. It is so soft and so lovely. I am so smitten with it!
The blouse is in silk. Yes, I did say silk. It was equally wonderful to work with. I love how it works with the skirt.
So the sweater knit is a poly-lycra, but it feels so much more luxurious than that!
So let's talk about the patterns I used for a minute. The cardi is McCall's 6996, an oldie and goodie!
I made view B with some alterations through the bust area and mid-back so it fit. I really love the peplum in the back.
This top--I am so into Indy patterns lately and I found this one by a French company called Orageuse.
The blouse is called the Prague. I thought it would be perfect in silk. I think I was right. :)
This fabric behaved beautifully! It isn't a slippery silk but has more of a raw silk feel. It feels fabulous on your skin and was so awesome to work with.
I didn't know how I'd feel about the collar, but with how well this fits in that area, I will make another!
Here you can see what I did to the skirt pocket. This isn't part of the directions. I found some inspiration on Pinterest and decided to go for it.
If you are wondering, I used Simplicity 8175.
I fully lined the skirt as well. It makes it so much nicer to wear.
Below you can see some of the details of my makes.
Here's the back collar/neckband along with the opening that's finished with a lapped binding.
I am very proud of my topstitching on this!
Above is a closer look.
Here's a close-up of the cuffs.
This is where the collar and v-neck intersect. If you sew a pattern like this, make sure your stitching is precise in this area.
Just a close-up of the stitching to hem the cardigan.
This is the detail of the pleating I added to the pocket.
Here's a close up of the lining I hand stitched all around.
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I hope you'll try some of Fabric Mart's luxury fabrics. They are so fun to use!
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Sue from Ilove2sew!