Silver Lining takes on a darker edge

Another project finished!  I have had this beautiful blue/black silk devore for some time now.  I bought it from Rosenberg & Sons when they used to come up to Solihull with all their temptations.  They filled the Methodist Church Hall with fabric delights.

I decided at the last minute to cut it out back in May, I had a reception to go to for an old school friend’s wedding, and thought it would be just the ticket.  Except that one day was never going to be enough time, especially with my Dad visiting.  So it sat on my sewing desk all this time.

I used the pattern for the Silver Lining blouse I made earlier in the year, I haven’t made any adjustments to the pattern at all.  I am sorry I took so long to get it made up, I really like this new version!

I love this version! Perfect for winter.

It’s pretty see through stuff, so for the cuffs, collar and polo opening tabs I used a plain blue silk satin, also from Rosenberg.  The colour is slightly different to the devore, but I think it works ok.  I also used the plain satin to face the yoke front and back, and for the stay on the puffy part of the sleeve.  I will definitely be wearing a cami or vest top under this blouse!  All the seams are French seams, there is no way you want to see fluffy seam allowances through this fabric!

I am in two minds about something though.  On this version I have not put a button on the polo tab.  I looked through my stash and had nothing that was right.  If the size and colour were suitable, the weight wasn’t.  So for now there isn’t one.  What do you think, should I just leave it off and have it open like this?

We went out for afternoon tea after taking these pics, I think we deserved something yummy!

Apricot tart and cherry clafoutis

Now I need to get back to that leaf print linen……  If I can manage to keep my sticky fingers out of the Fancy Silk Store tomorrow.    :s

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