Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Silk Camisole

This is neither a Blag-a-Bag nor my typical Technical Tuesday post, but I've started a new job this week and have yet to figure out an ideal schedule. But I have managed to find a very little bit of time between getting oriented at work and trying to learn Italian, to do a little bit of sewing!

This is a simple camisole from Simplicity 1366, made using some blue silk charmeuse I picked up last year at Britex.

Last Saturday, I bought a walking foot for my sewing machine, and this was my test run project. I was hoping that the walking foot would help with matching up stripes and patterns, but I didn't think about how useful it would be for sewing on silk. But what a difference it made!

Even though silk charmeuse is very slippery, with the walking foot it almost handled like plain cotton.

I just love the drape of this material. Look how it gathers:

The pattern is very easy to follow, and is cut on the bias, so it drapes and stretches quite nicely, even though there is limited shaping and no bust darts.

I went with French seams for this project, mostly because I didn't want the serger look on the garment.

The next few technique posts I have in the works are various types of self-enclosing seams, like the French seam. Once I rework my weekly schedule, I'll have a better idea of how much blagging I can do.

Happy sewing!

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