Silk Charmeuse T-shirt Top

Dipped back hem of top

Dipped back hem of top

Side view of top

Side view of top

Silk charmeuse t-shirt top

Silk charmeuse t-shirt top

I made this top in about 2 1/2 hours based on New Look 6217 pattern view B. I lowered and shaped the back pattern piece to make a lower, dipped hem that I am so fond of lately. I also cut the back piece on the fold of the fabric to eliminate the center back seam. French seams were done for the side and shoulder seams. It doesn’t get much easier than this to make a quick luxe t-shirt top!

I used a lovely silk charmeuse in black purchased at Mill End Store in Milwaukie, Oregon (one of my favorite fabric stores in Portland) as they were running a 20% off silk sale.

I have been wanting a simple black silk tee shirt for some time now and am happy that I finally made one. I am sure I will wear this top often as it can be worn casually or dressed up.

I pinned some tops on Pinterest as inspiration:


Joie “Rancher” silk top $158 on Polyvore

Traci French top in Triacetate polyester blend $95

Traci French top in Triacetate polyester blend $95

Go Me! I made this top costing about $40 in gorgeous silk. Boom.

That’s it for today!

4 thoughts on “Silk Charmeuse T-shirt Top

  1. Really nice job. The alterations you made to the pattern are clever. I too live in Oregon, and I actually bought this pattern a while back. Didn’t think of making it in a nice silky fabric. I am lucky enough, as well, to be able to visit Mill End at either location. If you are into quality cottons, you might want to check out Mix Fabrics in the little town of Lafayette. It’s definitely an inspirational store. Regards, Robin

    • Hi Robin! Thank you for your comment! I have had this pattern for a while and have been wanting to try it out. Glad to hear you are also in Oregon and near to Mill End stores. I love their stores, but am ready for a new fabric store to explore, so I will definitely check out Mix Fabrics. Thanks for the tip! -Stephanie

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