Up until the last few days we have been having the most amazing spring weather here in London which got me all enthused about some new season creations. One of these was a silk top inspired by the always chic Emily Thorne (played by Emily VanCamp) from Revenge (yes another guilty TV pleasure of mine don’t judge !) I love her classic, elegant style and this silk blouse jumped straight out at me as a must- make. These are the kind of tops I end up living in as they are so easy to wear- particularly with skinny jeans.
The top was really straightforward to draft. I didn’t want any darts as I always prefer not to have them in silk so I drafted a simple dartless shell. Once I had the fit sorted I added the centre front pleats and the neckband.
I got some silk crepe from Beckford Silks- one of my favourite online fabric suppliers. They have the most amazing selection of colours and the quality of their silk is fantastic for the price. This is one of three recent silk projects I have worked on recently and I have compiled a list of all my favourite tips and tricks for working with silk that I will be sharing with you all in an upcoming post.
I can tell I will be wearing this top a lot and am considering stitching up a cotton voile version for the Summer. Meanwhile I have been wearing this one layered with my favourite, super cosy White Company cardigan while we wait patiently for Spring to return (I am writing this curled up under a blanket!).
Do you like wearing and sewing with silk? Oh and what do those of you that have seen it think of Revenge?