Friday, April 5, 2013

The First Essential Top: Silhouette 425

Here's my first top for Faye's 2013 Essential Top Sew-A-Long.
Silhouette 425
In the Fall, I made this pattern in a cotton with long sleeves/cuffs. This version is made in a silk that originally was purchased for a sleeveless top. There wasn't enough fabric for long sleeves so I just made short sleeves with serged rolled edges. When I cut out the top last week, the temperature was dropping in to the high 30's at night. I was not happy about the fabric shortage. Now, I'm glad because the temperature is in the 80s. I like this pattern and this top. I used a size 3 and tapered to a size 4 in the hips. It is easy to sew and only takes a little more time than a knit top. I do prefer it in cotton as this silk droops a bit at the front gathers. I'll still wear it a lot. It fits to my liking (loose with some shape) and is soooo comfortable. Actually, I could sleep in it! I cut out a white cotton version, but want to sew something else now. Although I'll make this top several times again, I need variety with my sewing.

I'm off to finish a couple of tax returns and work on my next top coming soon - hopefully before Sunday, the end of the Sew-A-Long.


gwensews said...

Looks very nice. Obviously, you can definitely wear Silhouette patterns and so many of her pattern pieces are interchangeable.

Judith said...

Looks great - good that it is loose enough to pop a warmer layer underneath when you need it. A white one in this style will look very smart ... J

Cindy P said...

Nice top. Nice to hear someone else uses Silhouette Patterns. I have this pattern and am now thinking of making one.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Love your top.

Anonymous said...

I love both of the tops that you submitted for the SAL. I am a sucker for plaid, so that one is naturally my favorite!