It may be fall but where I live, that can mean turning on the heat one day and the air-conditioning the next. So there are still opportunities for sleeveless-ness!
The Fabric

As mentioned in an earlier post, I wasn't sure what to buy on my first trip to Mood Fabrics in New York. I settled on a few pieces of silk, since I wanted to pick up something I wasn't going to find at home. One choice was a drapey charmeuse, and then there was this cream silk that had a little more body.

The Pattern


Here is Simplicity 2725, a Project Runway pattern from 2008. It is easy to overlook some of the design options on the Project Runway patterns, as they are buried in the little sketches at the bottom. See the pink dress at the bottom? See the neckline detail? I almost didn't, but it was just what I was looking for: a simple top to wear under cardigans with a little something to keep it... [read more]