Pattern Review Butterick 5610
This silk crepe de chine fabric was an exciting challenge for me. It’s my first time working with silk and the first time working with crepe de chine! Overall, the fabric was easy to manipulate and use. The pleats in the front add just a little body to the shirt.
I used french seams on all seams edges to prevent fraying and to keep the inside clean.
I hand sewed the neck facing down (I prefer hand sewing over stitch in the ditch for most fabrics anyway). I also ended up hand sewing the sleeve and bottom hems after 3 attempts using a normal machine stitch. I’m glad, however, that the machine and fabric weren’t getting along on the hems despite my strong desire to give up because the hand stitching is completely invisible and looks fabulous.