A luxurious Lou
The Lou Box Top by Sew DIY probably needs little introduction, but here goes… The pattern was released in January 2015 and it’s a fantastic basic. It can be made in a knit or a woven and it comes with two neckline options (crewneck or scoop) and three hemlines to choose from (straight, dipped or curved).
This top was used as a sample for the ‘Sewing With Silk’ class I taught at The Craft Sessions last year. I made some slight changes to the pattern to make it a little more friendly for those who were new to sewing silk. Do you make design decisions that reflect your skill level and fabric choice?
In this instance, I eliminated the back seam, drafted a neckline (halfway between the crewneck and the scoop) that wouldn’t required a closure, left off the pocket and selected the straight hemline (ie. the option without curves!).
Watch out silk stash… I think I need a few more luxurious Lou Box Tops in my life!
Pattern: Sew DIY’s Lou Box Top
Fabric: Deep stash silk from Tessuti
Alterations: Self drafted neckline (halfway between the crewneck and the scoop) and left off the pocket
Outfit: Jeans from Witchery, two Angela Clark bracelets linked and worn as a necklace and shoes from Florsheim
Photo Location: Eastern suburbs, Melbourne