Okay I’ll admit, this was not a successful project. I think I just picked a project that had a lot of things going against it. Firstly I used a very slippery sand washed silk that grows just by looking at it. Secondly the design has piping which is something that I love, but getting the piping to look neat and even when working with a slippery fabric, well that was crazy making material.
Add to that that this Burdastyle pattern has a tricky sleeve insert, it is basically a cap sleeve draft that you attach sleeves to. I’m not sure what this is called in English, in Sweden we call this a “lowered” sleeve. Anyways, it was super hard to get the sleeve seam look flat especially when working with such growing fabric.
Also I did the mistake of using an iron on interfacing that shrunk and wrinkled the silk. Should I have used silk organza instead? I would love to know what the best way to interface slippery silk is.
Still all the faults aside, I do wear this blouse a lot. The black fabric does hide some of the most glaring issues, but writing this blog post and seeing the close ups of all the problems I’ll admit it looks a bit worse than I thought!