Thursday, 1 November 2018

Kate Bias Top - By Just Patterns

Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns

Is sewing with silk a super power?

Because this silk camisole, saturated in the most beautiful mustard yellow is making me feel a little bit EXTRA and people need to KNOW.

Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns

The Pattern

It's the Kate Bias Top by Just Patterns and it's available in sizes 34 to 46.
The top is lined, cut on the bias and has self-fabric spaghetti straps.


The Fabric

I purchased this stunning crepe de chine silk from The Fabric Store. In fact I loved it so much that I later went back and purchased another three metres.
It has the most beautiful drape, vibrant in colour and hangs so nicely on the body when cut on the bias.

A word to the wise - pre-wash this fabric. I made the HUGE mistake of thinking I could make a dress out of this without washing it first - stay in school kids. I got a tiny bit of water on it, which ended up staining it and shrinking it in that one area. So I washed the whole dress and now it's too darn small. The. Shame. Is. Real.

I lined this bias top with a polyester georgette that I purchased from Spotlight. Ideally this camisole would have been best lined with silk, but I do like the extra body the poly gives, and it saves me a bit of coin; cutting on the bias chews up meterage!

Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns

Changes

I didn't add fusible stay-tape to the neckline and that was the only change that I made. Because camisoles are body skimming but not form fitting, there is room for error in the fitting department.

I kept the side-seams clean with french seams, and under-stitched the neckline to the lining.

Tip: French seams are more labour intensive, but so well suited to delicate fabrics such as silk. Overlocked/serged edges can sometimes show through, add weight to light fabrics, and even leave indents on the delicate fabric.

Take Note: The seam allowances vary through this pattern, with 1/2" for side seams and 1/4" for neckline and hems. Be mindful when you're sewing not to go into automatic 1.5cm seam allowance mode.

Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns

Loves

Those spaghetti straps look so pretty and petite and the neckline is such a flattering cut.

This whole top is giving me some serious nineties vibes and I have strong urges to put some butterfly clips in my hair, chuck on some doc martins and watch 'Reality Bites' (oh Troy!).

Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns

Conclusion

Oh, do I have plans for this pattern. A top that is both gorgeous and comfortable is a winner for any wardrobe, and I have plans to make many more.

Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Kate Bias Top By Just Patterns


1 comment:

  1. I have so much love for this top in this color!! Thanks for the review!

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