Sew Your Wardrobe Basics

August .:. Silk // Caroline by Prime Patterns

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For me silk is an exciting and a bit scary fabric: it’s slippery and very delicate, you have to be careful wearing and washing it. Personally I don’t like very shiny silk fabrics and always look for matt silks such as crêpe de Chine. I have a few silk fabrics in my stash and planned on making more garments during August, but we’re on vacation right now, so unfortunately my time was limited and I was able to finish just one shirt.
At the beginning of August I was planning on making the Vikisews Jenny shirt, but I decided to go with another pattern…

About my silk shirt:
fabric: 100% silk (crêpe de Chine)
pattern: Caroline by Prime Patterns
size
: I went with my bust size after the size chat on the website

fit
: quite loose fitted

alterations
: I didn’t need any alterations, which was very surprising. Usually I need at least changing of the bust point, but the pattern works great for me.
instructions: Unfortunately the instructions are just in German and with just a few pictures.
recommendation:
I was pleasently surprised how great the silk behaved while sewing. The crepe de Chine makes it quite easy, I think. The pattern is amazing and I would highly recommend it for silk fabrics. I made another version in cotton fabric, but the fabric is a bit stiff (still wearable), so I’d recommend lightweight and fluid fabrics for this pattern.
Tomorrow is the announcement of the September theme for Sew Your Wardrobe Basics and I hope to see you again here.
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Stef

Shirt – Caroline Prime Patterns
Jeans – Morgan Jeans Closet Core Patterns (pattern review here)
Bag – Givenchy
Sandals – Zara
Watch – Marc Jacobs
Cuff  – Noir Jewelry

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