Its official — I love silk blouses! I made this one over about two weeks, finishing it just in time to wear to work. It is made from a classic pattern, after I had made a muslin for it. I french seamed everything, and put on buttons!
The silk was quite slippery to cut, but once cut, sewing it wasnt as bad as I remembered. Perhaps its because I actually used a polyester thread this time, along with a size 9/10 needle. Despite the thin needle, it still snagged the fabric a tiny bit as it punctured, but I am okay with it as its not very visible:
I dont really know what kind of fabric to call this silk fabric. It is not a charmeuse, as the fabric is the same weave front and back, and it is not as shiny as a charmeuse. It actually kind of have the same texture as the super cheap lining made from acetate, but much much more comfortable and not much fraying either. I interfaced the collar stand and the cuff, but did not interface the front two stripes for buttons & button holes, as I want the blouse to remain flowy in the bodice.
And I am very proud of the fact that every seam is french seamed, including the armhole!
The style + color is a little too mature for me, to say the truth. But I meant to wear it under sweaters anyways, and its perfect because its so thin and slippery and comfortable, I can layer it under the thinnest sweater with ease!
I just love it! I think I need to make more silk blouses. Perhaps with flowy ties next time. Or a crazy floral pattern. hmm! more things to add to my to-make list!
7 thoughts on “Purple Silk Button Up Blouse”
Gorgeous! It goes fab with the grey cardigan. I never have the patience to make french seams.
That must have been a labour of love! Was it difficult to do the French seams at the arms?
It looks really cute with the cardigan.
it was a little tricky at the arms because the seam at the arm is longer that that of the shoulder… i just kind of folded the excess fabric and called it a day 🙂
Now, I’m going to have to google ‘french seams’. Love the purple on you!
Love this with the sweater! Is it silk crepe de chine?
oooh~~ perhaps thats it!
Love the color on you and the blouse itself is gorgeous!