We’ve been having some amazing temperatures here in Virginia. February feels like May and I am not complaining! This weekend, I decided that I was in need of some new tops in my wardrobe and decided to go into my stash for some inspiration.
The first new addition to my wardrobe this weekend was this Sew Over It Silk Cami. I have made a handful of these tops – mainly when I first started sewing. In the past, I had a lot of issues with the facing sitting flat across my chest. I decided to do a little experimenting this time. Instead of sewing the neckline using a facing in the front and back (including the arm holes) as prescribed in the pattern. I used bias binding. I think it really helped it sit better on my chest and now will be a standard adjustment for me to make in the future on this tank! For the bias binding, I used another print from Liberty Bias Binding from Liberty Haberdashery on Etsy.
For the fabric itself, I was able to use something I’ve been holding onto in my stash. Style Maker Fabrics came out with a Resort Line earlier this weekend and it basically had my name written all over it! This Coral Rayon Poplin was my favorite from the collection. Summer patterns and colors are my favorite and this fabric reminded me a lot of my Lilly Pulitzer tops that I have in my ready to wear wardrobe.
The Rayon Poplin was really easy to sew with. Some rayons are slippy when sewing, but because this was a poplin rayon, it was much more stable and made sewing it a breeze!
One of my favorite details of the Silk Cami is the curved hem. To make it a little bit easier, I used the same bias binding on the hem as well which made sewing that curved hem a lot easier for me. This also made the inside of the garment just as pretty as the outside! All bias binding and french seams leads to a garment that is just as pretty on the inside as on the outside!
Because the weather has been a little bit transitional, I paired the Silk Cami with a Laurelhurst Wrap by Straight Stitch Designs – another repeat favorite for me!
I made the Laurelhurst in a Black Jersey Knit from Style Maker Fabrics. It was the perfect weight for this flowy cardigan. I love this Laurelhurst because it can be worn anywhere – to work, out to dinner on a date night, to workout in the morning – it’s really versatile.
This outfit was a perfect addition to my wardrobe to jump right into Spring in February! As part of today’s Me Made Monday post, I’m linking up with Allie at Allie J for her Social Sew this month – Date Night! Our date nights are on the more casual side around here – but this is the perfect outfit for dinner after work or on the weekend to unwind! Make sure you check out all the other linkups on the Social Sew over on Allie’s page!
Are you getting a kick start on your Spring sewing? Let me know what you’re up to in the comments!