I dyed the silk crepe de chine for this top two years ago, using the deconstructed screen printing technique that I had learned from Kerr Grabowski at the Surface Design Association seminar in Kansas City. (Coincidentally, the SDA conference just began yesterday, being held this year in Minneapolis St. Paul.) I love the technique, mainly because the results are almost always so gorgeous and serendipitous. Somehow a hole appeared right smack dab in the middle of the yardage, and I was so disappointed. I had the fabric with me at another class, where my friend Mandi admired it and asked what I was planning to do with it. "No idea", I replied. She said she knew of a pattern that she thought would work, and when she got home she emailed me the number. That was almost a year ago! The pattern was out of print, but I was able to find it online. (Don't you just love the internet!) Last week I cut out the pieces, and yesterday I began sewing. It was an easy pattern, and worked up quickly. The neckline is really lovely and I know I'm going to enjoy wearing this new top. Thanks Mandi!!
Have a great weekend!