This summer silk top was made at the very end of last summer and somehow missed my blog lineup. Now that the weather has warmed up It’s back in rotation. I picked up this beautiful beige and cream abstract silk print locally at Cynthia’s Fine fabrics in Tamarac. It’s a silk blend with a bit of lycra added which makes it so wearable-very little wrinkling and easily washable. Perfect for our hot summer days here in Florida. I’m wearing it here with my favorite culottes.
The pattern is McCall’s 6960, a very easy make with a few different options of v neck tops and tunics. This version is the simple top view A. I made the version with the cut-out back here and also made a version with the flounce front panel as a muslin but the sizing on this pattern has a ton of ease so It’s a bit too big. I sized down this version to the XS based off those first makes.
All the Details:
View A with View B’s lengthened back, XS, V Neck Top
Cynthia’s Fine Fabrics Tamarac, FL
The pattern has a simple facing on the interior (mine is just serged) and a nice flared shape. I like the shaping as it’s fitted in the back neck and shoulders as well as the bust and then flares out which keeps it from looking too shapeless. A very simple sew. I’m always looking for more top patterns to add to my collection, they just seem so much harder to find variety in.
Right now the kids and I are thoroughly enjoying our Spring Break! I was working like crazy beforehand-added hours at Club Monaco plus sewing up 14 Irish Dresses freelance- so a break was just what I needed. We’re spending the first half of the week with my parents and the cousins over in Estero and then Wednesday we close on our new home! I’m so excited! Looking forward to some renovation, antique shopping and eventually some mural painting which I haven’t had time for in ages. If you are into home décor you can check out my ever-growing home inspiration boards on pinterest below!
Looking forward to more spring sewing and knitting and some lovely times with my kiddos! Happy Sewing!
Lovely top! Other than laying the silk fabric out on paper to cut it, and alternating prayers and curses, do you have go-to advice for sewing with silk?
Thanks so much. This silk mix was very easy to work with as it has a bit more weight. I notice I have very few problems with natural silks as long as I take my time and use a nice new needle for each project. But this class I took on Craftsy, Sewing with Sheers, was fab with lots of useful tips. Here’s the link: https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/classes/the-essential-guide-to-sewing-with-sheers/35475
Easy, breezy, lovely–easy does it is a wonderful way of life!
Exactly! Thanks Mom!