Sunday, October 11, 2020

Cielo Top - Burgundy Linen

The Cielo has been on my list for a while and thanks to Karen (IntoStitches) it moved up in my queue.  In fact, this week it is going to be all about the Cielo.

Karen's Cielo (here and here) are fabulous and I needed to make this pattern.  I have had the Closet Core Cielo Top since mid-summer and it just was one of those patterns that sat on my desk.  Determined to make this top, I pulled out my Style Maker Fabrics' slub texture linen blend in burgundy.  Michelle has so many other colors and this fabric is so soft with amazing drape, I am going to need a few more colors.  I like the blend so much, the look of linen without so many wrinkles.

I made a size 10 in this pattern and added 2.5" to the body.  It was a bit cropped for the look I wanted, after all I am partial to the front tuck!  

I didn't order this linen with the Cielo in mind so I was short a bit of fabric, just the cuff lining, so I pulled out this dot shirting and used it.  I like the pop of color and it adds a bit of fun to my top. 

Now let's talk about these sleeves, what drama and it is the year of the sleeve

The pattern recommends linen, chambray or cotton shirtings, which my linen-rayon is such a perfect fabric for this top.  I love how it drapes and feels.  For a drapier effect, Closet Core recommends rayon challis, tencel, cotton voille or silk.

I can't be happier with my new top, I need a few solid tops in my wardrobe, ones that are great for the beginning of fall, adding some great fall colors.

Stay tune for more Cielo Tops this week 


  1. I always look forward to your posts, Lori, and this doesn't disappoint. Nice top with interesting sleeves and your hat tops it off. Karen

  2. Perfect fabric choice for this Cielo top, Lori!