Like basically everyone else, I’ve been social distancing for a few weeks now, and with all that extra time at home I’ve found myself sewing more. A little bit here and a little bit there. I’ve decided to use this strangely quiet period of life to finish off all those projects that I’ve had planned for ages, or only gotten halfway through. And this special top is the first make as a result of my staying home and sewing efforts!
This fabric is so cool and I’ve had it for quite some time just waiting for the courage to cut into it. It’s a raw silk open weave, and the texture is unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it before! It’s soft and spongey and delicate and I am more in love with it than a person probably should be with fabric hehe.
I took my time with this make and thought really carefully about pattern choice and all the finishes as I knew it would be a challenging sew. I decided on a River top as I knew a loose fit garment with mostly straight seams would be a good fit for this fabric. Every step in construction has included it’s own unique challenges and I’ve really enjoyed figuring out how to tackle them all.
I thought i would share all about the process of making this top incase you ever want to use a fabric like this and are wondering how best to handle it!