Enter this gorgeous Mood Fabrics' floral silk crepe de chine (sold out) and McCall's 6436 a perfect pairing. After all, the fabric recommendations on the envelope include crepe de chine.
My favorite thing about the fabric is the colors, aqua is my color of choice. My house has accents of aqua everywhere, maybe that is why I ordered this fabric. Just look at my dining room curtains
I am just blah on this blouse, but to start I am going to go with the positives.
I like this pattern, I have made it before in the sleeveless version for summer, check out the navy one . I love this one, it is just classic looking.
The pattern goes together very nicely and there is no sleeve placket or binding. Why you ask? The sleeve is a two piece sleeve and the seam is the opening. Pretty nice and if you are nervous about the binding or the placket, this pattern might be a good one to use. I have included the line drawing so you can see this.
I remembered on this one to lower my bust dart (I forgot on the navy one) and that is very good thing on my finished blouse.
This blouse is long, so I can wear it with my ponte pants and an oversized cardigan, I like that.
I like that the silk drapes beautifully and I used my Fashion Sewing Supply's Elegance interfacing for the first time. I more than like this interfacing, I love it. Elegance interfacing couldn't have been more perfect for this silk fabric.
I did go through my buttons and found the lightest (in weight) for this blouse. The fabric is just so fine, I didn't want the buttons pulling at the fabric.
Now for what I don't like there is just too much floral going on. I look in my closet and there isn't much floral and now I know why- not me. Floral fabric has been sewn by me - I looked back at my Mood posts and saw a couple of floral things. For those garments made with floral fabric, they just don't get worn much and I end up donating them. Here is one floral top I wear quite a bit - the black floral with solid black knit
Now I am going to try and get this one to work, I really love the feel of the fabric and I really did a nice job sewing this one.
Here is one solution -with a denim jacket
Over at Mood, Amy used this fabric for a beautiful tank, the color blocking was a great way to use the floral.
Note to self- no florals, they just are not me. Oh, and guess what? I have another floral in my stash. I think I will be giving that away on the blog. Look for that after Thanksgiving.
Anyone else have a style of fabric that just isn't them?
PS - Raining this morning, so the pictures are a bit dark but I went for it anyway. Also, I need to get my hair longer like earlier this year. I am going to remember color only - no cuts!