This is my latest make – an Agnes top in silk jersey. Actually, not entirely in silk jersey – the back piece and neckline were cut from black French terry.
I found the silk jersey beautiful to work with and wear:
- Soft as a feather against the skin
- Holds stitches beautifully (no skipped stitches – hoorah)
- Doesn’t require a ballpoint needle – a 70/10 needle universal is fine
- Has a beautiful sheen
- Keeps cool in the heat and warm in the cold
- Packs small
All these qualities made me consider what else could be made from fabric with such a gorgeous drape. It has a low stretch, which means you could almost treat it like a woven. I recently spotted a pussy bow blouse sewn in bamboo jersey. I bet you could do the same in silk jersey.
Any cons to consider?
- Shall require hand washing
- Can shrink by 5% so prewash before cutting
- Relatively little stretch
- Requires a cool iron and press cloth when pressing
But, really. Given the choice, why wouldn’t you? This is such a lovely fabric. I saw a suggestion for luxe pyjamas in silk jersey and now I can’t get that idea out of my mind.
What would you sew with silk jersey?
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