I love the many options a silk blouse offers! Eileen did a beautiful job constructing this blouse. She used McCalls 7324 and a silk crepe de chine now sold out. Other options are here, here, here, and here. Thank you Eileen!!
This blouse from McCalls 7324 View B is a great summer addition to any wardrobe. The pattern is a very loose-fitting pullover top (close-fitting through bust) with front and back gathered into neck band, front band, forward shoulder seams, front pleat, a hi low hemline, and narrow hem. The pattern is easy to fit and the two-piece sleeve means no sleeve placket to sew!
The fabric used is silk crepe de chine designed by Nanette Lepore (sold out) from Sew Much Fabric. The fabric can be hand washed in cool water and a mild soap. Air dry and use a silk setting to press. Silk weight fusible interfacing was used on the placket, collar and cuffs.
I love couture sewing techniques because they combine form and function in a garment. French seams were used as well as a narrow machine hem. Covered buttons using the techniques shared by Cynthia Mitchell were used matching the pattern of the silk on the cuff.
Join me at our October 3, 2016 meeting and I will be sharing the French seam and narrow machine hem sewing techniques.
This blouse dresses up or down for work or play. A second blouse is on the cutting table using another silk crepe de chine from Sew Much Fabric. I hope to have it finished to share at our October meeting.
This is such a beautiful blouse! A blouse sewn from a wonderful silk fabric is one of my favorite garments to sew and wear. In fact I just purchased some silk fabric from SMS for that very purpose.
This is gorgeous. That silk drapes beautifully!