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Geometric stars - a silk Scout

Monday, April 14, 2014

I'm not much of a patterned fabric person - I have to really love a pattern before I'll sew it up.  I fell in love with this silk as soon as I saw it and hesitated to sew it up because didn't want to ruin it.  I figured something simple would best showcase the design so I decided to go with the Scout.


I've made the Scout before (strangely enough also in a patterned fabric).  This time I added some gentle shaping through the body by taking out 3cm from each side, front and back, at waist level tapering to nothing at the armhole and hip level.  I also added 2 inches to the length.  I even cut it out in a single layer so I had no bulls eye issues!


The crepe de chine was a little sheer so I added a silk habatai lining to the body.  There's nothing worse than wearing a beautiful silk top and then having to wear a synthetic seam free cami underneath!


Yes - very blurry photo (the kids had been playing with my camera and fiddled with settings and put grubby fingers on the lens) but I think it best shows the gentle shaping on the sides.    I love this top - yes the tension is a little tight around the neckline and I forgot to use french seams through out, but it's going to get a lot of wear.

Looking at these photos I wish I'd waited until I had something else to wear it with - with such a voluminous top I needed a slimmer fit on the bottom - but I hadn't shaved my legs, didn't want to wear tights and desperately need a black pencil skirt :)  On the upside they are pants I made and I was comfy all day.

10 comments:

Emma said...

Love the fabric, great pattern choice and looks fantastic on!

Nakisha said...

very pretty tee. Looks good! :)

coco said...

Good ole Scout pattern! Your top is lovely, such pretty fabric.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous little top and really do like the changes you made.

Fashionista said...

Lovely blouse, there is nothing quite like wearing silk. And I do love the little photo bomber ;)

fabric epiphanies said...

I am quite the scout wearer. I love a tee in the weekend so a Scout is my work equivalent. I would love a silk one! I really like the fabric you have chosen.

katherine h said...

What a fun print!

PurpleMum said...

It's just lovely Rob. Suits you too.

PurpleMum said...

It's just lovely Rob. Suits you too.

Gabrielle said...

It's beautiful - the fabric looks lovely on you, and it must feel pretty luxurious with a silk lining! It also looks like a great shape for layering as the weather gets colder - so practical as well as lovely!