At this time of the year I felt like treating myself to a gorgeous silk blouse and this month Minerva Crafts has the perfect silk print too
Granted silk blouses aren’t an everyday garment but when I found this delicate cream and coral silk print on Minerva Craft’s website I decided to treat myself. Why not.
My original pattern choice was Butterick 6489. A flowy style compliments this fabric.
However when I tested out Butterick 6489, it did nothing for me. So I switched to Vogue 8906 for a smidge of waist definition. I only used the waist definition on the front.
The darts at the back were not sewn and I’m really pleased I didn’t sew them.
I did however include the centre back zipper so there is some shaping here but not too much.
Silk only needs a very light iron. I found I was steaming the top while wearing it before taking these photos. So yes this fabric creases but the creases come out quickly.
I adore the print and I only had to place the red flower near my neckline. The rest of the print placement is ‘organic’. I didn’t fuss over the print too much.
French seams are so easy to achieve with this silk.
If you have time to treat yourself, grab some of this silk. It’s amazingly easy to work with.
Thanks Minerva Crafts.