Silk Dot Flyaway Tank Top


I saw this lovely silk georgette black, white and grey polka dot fabric at Fabric Depot and have been thinking about it for several weeks:

Silk Fabric

Silk georgette polka dot material by Milly

Last weekend as I was fabric shopping (a usual thing on weekends!), I saw it again and had a coupon, so figured I’d grab two yards and put my mind at ease in fear that it would all be sold out and gone forever! I brought it home and gently pre-washed it and discovered that the fabric is from the design house Milly by the printing on the selvedge of the fabric. Woo hoo! Love designer fabric!

So, between major sewing projects, I wanted a quick fix sewing project to make and wear for the nice weather to come. I cut out and sewed this top in a total of about 3 hours, including taking time to change the pattern back peice to a curved side hem as opposed to the short, then angular long hi/lo hem. I used my fashion curved ruler to draw in this new curve before cutting the pattern out of the tissue. Sorry, I don’t have a photo of the pattern changes made. Maybe I can manage to take some next time I take out this pattern to sew.

Simplicity 1589 pattern envelope

Simplicity 1589 pattern envelope

I am quite pleased with my new top and wore it to work Monday and received several compliments on it! It is very comfortable and I like the hi/low hem and flyaway open split to the back side of the top. One word of caution, this top has very low armholes and the flyaway feature of the back leaves the fit of the top quite loose and open, so a tank or tube top underneath is needed for coverage. Great top though and so fast and easy to make! I look forward to wearing this top in the summer with cute white capri pants or shorts 🙂

Front of top on me

Front of top on me

Back of top on me

Back of top on me

Back of top on dress form

Back of top on dress form


side of top on dress form


Front of top on dress form


open fly away back of top

I think I may need to run back to the fabric store and snatch up more of this lovely fabric! As you can see from the photo above, they also have a pink and a green version of this fabric that I also like. Oh boy!

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