Pattern Magic Weaving


This outfit came into my mind when I was perusing my fabric closet. I like to make something new for Patternreview Weekend, and I think I will debut this ensemble there. I made the top following the directions in the book Pattern Magic 1. That book is just so much fun! I used 2 different silk taffetas. One is a gold color plain weave, the other is a plaid jacquard weave, left over from this project. There was not enough of the taffeta for a whole garment for me, so I did not feel bad using a small amount of it.

I had to change thread in my machine about a million times during this project. More than once, I just could not face another thread change, and walked away to do something else for a while.

If you are wondering about the skirt, that post is coming tomorrow.

front detail

front detail

front detail

front detail

back detail

back detail

back view

back view

side view

side view

side zipper, opening downward

side zipper, opening downward



  1. Posted April 9, 2013 at 2:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! Wish I cuuld see it IRL!

  2. Posted April 9, 2013 at 3:47 am | Permalink | Reply


  3. Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Claudine!

    How are you doing? Soooo pleased to hear that you’ll be signing up again to this year’s MMM challenge. It wouldn’t be the same without your awesome ‘do the same thing on Friday’s’ mini-challenges! BTW, we should come up with a catchier thing to call that!

    The sign-up post will go up later today or tomorrow
    Lots of love
    Zoe xxx

  4. Carolyn
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Tis is so you! Original and creative with couture sewing techniques!

  5. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    WOW, I love it! Can’t wait to see it at PR Weekend.


  6. Posted April 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Aww, so bummed that I’m not gonna make it to PR weekend this year. This looks like it would be fabulous in person.

  7. Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing top! Always enjoy your creativity.

  8. velosewer
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love how you’ve combined these fabrics.
    Have a great time at PR weekend.

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