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
Size:  XS/S
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


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