My sweet sewing friend Dibs Maxwell, gifted me this gorgeous green wool crepe from her store Selvedge and Bolts. The fabric is so gorgeous that I wanted to make something that I would enjoy wearing often, and this fabric is lightweight enough to go from fall to spring.
I researched wool crepe separates and the possibilities were so good.
I decided to go with Simplicity 8693. I can't believe I slept on this pattern for so long. I bought it when it was initially released, but never got around to it. And it turned out to be perfect for this cut of fabric.
I cut the size 16, to insure that it would hang properly off the shoulder. I didn't need to make any adjustments at all to this. It was perfect straight from the envelope.
It's the button sleeve detail for me! This is what sold me on this pattern and what makes it unique.
These are functioning buttonholes!
The front and the back of the pattern is exactly the same. And the neckline is incredibly flattering.
See my tutorial on How to Sew Lined Pants!
This top is versatile enough to work with jeans and a dressier trouser.
See my tutorial on How to Sew Your Own Jeans!
I love this top so much and I'm going to wear it so much this season.
Just gorgeous. I especially love it with the white pants but it also looks great with the jeans. Thanks for the tips for shrinking wool.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Angie! Glad that you like it!Delete
Love this top! The green color is really nice. Earrings are great too!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Karen!Delete
Love it! Especially striking with the white pants. I miss Simplicity patterns. They disappeared from this country years ago and have become exceptionally expensive to obtain (more than Vogue reg price with duties, shipping, and exchange). Very disappointing. Thanks for the tip about wool. It's a fabric I don't sew often so I forget those tips. -JLReplyDelete
That's unfortunate about the patterns not be readily available there. I haven't sewn with wool crepe in a while and I forgot just how much I love it. Thanks!Delete
Love the top, thank you for the fabric prep tip!ReplyDelete
You’re welcome. Thank you so much... I’m glad you like the tips!Delete
Gorgeous!! Thanks for the tips on shrinking wool crepe!ReplyDelete
Thank You so much Jen!Delete
Love this top! The button details are great and you wear that off the shoulder look well. Also, appreciate the wool care tip...cutting wool today so will try your tip.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Gwen!Delete
This is such a lovely top! You are such a sewing inspiration, Erika! You make me look at patterns and fabrics I would would never consider before.ReplyDelete