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Pattern Stash

2011 February 23
by elizabeth_admin

I went through my pattern stash looking for a blouse pattern for my latest purchase from Elliott Berman.   Behold the loveliness that is Milly silk 3 ply.  Since the image is copyrighted, I was unable to capture the image.  Please use the link to see the fabric at the Elliott Berman Textiles site.

It seems to me, from handling the fabric, that it will not be as shifty as a silk chiffon to cut and sew.  It seems a bit more stable.  I love the hand.  It’s not quite silk organza stiff and not quite as drape-y as a silk chiffon.  It’s just right.  😉

Back to my stash…  I discovered a distinct trend in my pattern stash.  If I were to hazard a guess, the breakdown would look like this.

 

I know I have said before, when discussing my personal style, that I loved dresses, but wow!  I guess I really do as my pattern stash proves it.  Ahem, let’s forget the prom dress, shall we?

I found about 5 or 6 blouse patterns, none of which seem worthy of this fabric.  I may have to go on a pattern hunt.  I would welcome some suggestions.  Ideally, one of the amazing fit patterns would be good I think, as I think it would be easier to tweak fit on a pattern which already includes the FBA I need.  I am off to take a look at the selections.

Happy sewing everyone!

5 Responses leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011

    Have you already made Vogue 1170? Many have made this top and it turned out really cute, perfect for a silky fabric!

    http://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/36918

  2. Tania permalink
    February 23, 2011

    Although I haven’t made it myself, I’d go for Vogue1199 by Rebecca Taylor. It would suit you very much!

  3. Mimi permalink
    February 24, 2011

    Even though this pattern had been recommended as a good one for silky fabrics, I resisted buying it because the Big Three are on sale several times a month and Simplicity are difficult to find discounted. In retrospect, I would have paid at least double considering how many times I used it. I love the fact that the cup adjustments are already there and it does not look in any way like a maternity top. I made three dresses ( a madras, a seersucker and a black cotton with a bit of stretch) using the top as per the directions but cut the back and front piece on the straight grain – not bias. I lengthened those pieces ,tapered a bit and came up with a great sheath-like dress. Actually I started making the tops which I have yet to finish and don’t recall why I switched to dresses but I am glad I did. Good luck!

  4. Mimi permalink
    February 24, 2011

    When you get a chance, Elizabeth, please move my comment from Pattern Stash to the Holy Grail where I thought I had put it. Thanks!

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      February 24, 2011

      Sorry, but I don’t think I can do that or at least am unable to figure it out. I appreciate the comment though!

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