Project

Collarless Silk Crepe De Chine shirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? my very straight seams, drape & the fit - this is the 10th shirt I have made since starting this class - I just love making shirts - through fabric choice and minor alterations to the pattern I can imagine a shirt for everyone i know. What advice would you give someone starting this project? be careful using light colours if you are going to try using gelitine - silk stains very easily. it is imporant to dry the silk very flat and straight so that the grainlines are true. I cut the fabric into three blocks before soaking and drying out - lenght of front, length of back, lenght of sleeve. This made the silk easier to dry straight.

What you will need

  • Silk Crepe De Chine cotton thread

Q&A with zinc6

Jill-1234 asked:
Very nice!!!
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Jill
Pam Howard asked:
Hi!, I love the results of your experiment with the silk to make it easier to sew. You got a great fit through pin fitting, and the color is wonderful! You do beautiful work! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your pictures :-)) Pam
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Pam - I think my shirts are improving tho I am yet to make one without one mistake (note the button direction in this one is wrong). Thanks for taking the time to comment.
lteel1950@gmail.com asked:
Beautiful!
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Slippersmom.
Barbara_J asked:
Oooh ... silk is so luxurious! Love the colour and the fit. Fabulous work as usual!
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Barbara - I wasn't convinced with the colour till I saw it on my aunt - really suits her - I guess people know best what suits them.
Linda74Sews asked:
Intriguing technique. Lovely shirt, very practical and pretty. You have been busy.
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Linda ... I am always busy.

Skill Level

Intermediate