Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Satin-Backed Crepe Woven "T"

I've been mooning over JCrew's woven blouses, and here's my version of a blouse t shirt!:


Rather than wait for a pattern sale, simply shortened the recently sewn Burda 03/2010 # 104 to tunic length.


The necklace is from Anthropologie.  I love big, chunky necklaces!



The fabric is a Vera Wang mustard colored satin-backed crepe purchased last year during fabric.com's $1.95 Vera Wang fabric sale.

The top is loose enough to be essentially pullover; I did add a button and loop to the top.  I used small rectangle of fabric and a loop turner to make the loop; if you're a new sewer, I highly recommend that you grab this nifty little notion.



Sticking to my resolution, I tried a new finish at the bottom: I sewed a small stitch at the seam allowance and frayed the hem (inspired by the JCrew Francille fray blouse in the last post).


I dunno, what do you think?  I kinda like it!

I saw a few of these silky T's in January's InStyle:



You had suggested that Butterick 3030 might be a good woven blouse T pattern (and SO easy: raglan sleeves and no darts).  A may try it in the spring in a linen version: Gray Line Linens in the Garment District had lovely metallic coated linen that had my name all over it...

23 comments:

Eugenia said...

A very pretty and versatile top. I love the fab colour of that gorgeous fabric. I also really love the style - quick to make but more glamorous than a t-shirt. You should definitely make a few more of these!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is such a cute top! I love it with the chunky necklace and you should definitely make more!

Trisha said...

Very nice. Probably the fanciest "T" around!

Oh! And I love the necklace.

Lisa said...

Very nice , this top looks so versatile . It's a great colour too .

Karin said...

I agree with the other commenters, great colour! A simple shape becomes special with lux fabric. Good idea.

Angela said...

I LOVE your blouse with the frayed hem!! I totally need to steal this idea! Hehe...

amber said...

That top is a total win! Love the styling and the detail at the hem is perfect. :)

Sheila said...

Lovely top and great job on the finishing details.

Clio said...

The hem is right-on! I love it.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I like the fray, that's cool. The necklace almost looks like it's part of the blouse it blends with the color. I thought you embellished the neckline at first =-)

Rosy said...

This top is incredibly versatile, it looks equally well with jeans or a black skirt and heels. Genial!

JoanneM said...

This is what I love about sewing.
A fantastic top, fraction of the price, bang for the buck, and you can be sooooooo proud.
Love it. Well done.

Maggie said...

Looks fantastic. Along with all the others I love the color and the necklace!

Gail said...

I love this look too. So simple, yet very elegant.

Annelise said...

I really like this, esp. with the fray!! Such a thoughtful detail.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love the color of that blouse and the hem detail is so fun.

Lexi said...

That sleeve length is incredibly chic! It looks fantastic on you.

Andrea said...

I love this top!!! The finishing that you did to the hemline is too cute. Love it!!!

MushyWear said...

This is a classy little number!

Cennetta said...

Great blouse T. The necklace is a perfect match for your gorgeous blouse.

Tasia said...

Pretty - I especially love the colour!

Cecili said...

I really like the fabric you chose for this blouse, it turned out so elegant! What's more, seeing your take on the fray hem made me think of a tunic I made last year and that I had completely forgotten^^ I've taken it out of its drawer thanks to you!

bobindsayboutique said...

What did you think of the satin-backed crepe? I bought some in a light pink and am terrified the shine will make my seams look bubbly, and/or that all that reflected light will make me look bigger than I am.
Had something like this in mind: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/ute