Project

Purple Silk Circles

What are you most proud of? The details. This is a simple pattern to assemble, so it was easy to take the time to finish all the seams (since the fabric is so lightweight, I just turned the seam allowance under and edge stitched it). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get creative. This is a great pattern for a beginning sewist to learn gathering. Those of you with beading skills might want to do a beaded silk organza overlay for the yoke instead of gathering the yoke. To do this, you would eliminate the gathered pieces and cut an extra lining piece to bead and attach (probably by hand).

You Can Make This

Cheryl Lemmons made Purple Silk Circles with:

  • Silk from an inherited stash (used burn test to find out fabric content)
  • and Simplicity 2892. No interfacing or buttons required.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The details. This is a simple pattern to assemble, so it was easy to take the time to finish all the seams (since the fabric is so lightweight, I just turned the seam allowance under and edge stitched it). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get creative. This is a great pattern for a beginning sewist to learn gathering. Those of you with beading skills might want to do a beaded silk organza overlay for the yoke instead of gathering the yoke. To do this, you would eliminate the gathered pieces and cut an extra lining piece to bead and attach (probably by hand).

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

hansity asked:
Gorgeous. Looks like an out-of-my-price-range top at an expensive department store. Very inspiring!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you. A simple pattern with great fabric always looks expensive (and IS expensive at the department store).
Scheri Manson asked:
Cheryl Nikki is one lucky young lady. Your sewing skills make this look easy.....beautiful work once again.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, Scheri! This really is a simple pattern to put together. Give it a try.
Screaming Mimi asked:
Nice! I made this pattern in a cotton...looks (hangs) much nicer in the silk. Lovely work.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
I do love the feel of cotton, but I can see why the fluidity of silk works better with this pattern.

Skill Level

Beginner