New Look 6225: DIY Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

Hi Readers,

I first made New Look 6225 last summer, in a lightweight cotton lawn. I have actually worn the first version of this top quite a lot. I like the longer length and the comfortable fit.

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

Some of you may recognise this floral print silk charmeuse from my Vogue 8998 dress. Interestingly enough, I STILL have not had an occassion to wear this dress. Sigh. Maybe for my birthday this year? Anyway, I had just enough left of the silk to cut the front panel and the back, although I had to add a centre back seam to facilitate this. I did not even consider print matching. The sleeves and bias neck band are cut from black silk charmeuse.

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

I did not realise how hard it is get a nice finish on a silk charmeuse bias band. I unpicked the first attempt and tried a second time (probably resulting in some stretching of the band), but I have to live with it. I love the feel and the print of the silk too much for this to be a wadder.

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

The only change I made to this version was to move the bust darts back to their original position (in the first version I had moved them down far too much) and I used the instructions from the True Bias Sutton Blouse to finish the side seams and hems. All the seams were french seamed, but the side seams were finished on my overlocker.

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

New Look 6225: Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee

Despite the neck band I love this top. Throw it on over a pair of jeans and I feel dressed up enough to go out for an evening meal or drinks. I am also planning on sewing a midi length satin skirt soon and I think it will be great tucked in to that too. Once I have had enough cocktails I won’t care about the neck. Hic.

Until soon!

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About sewmanju

I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing projects....now everyone can get to see mine.

21 responses to “New Look 6225: DIY Floral Contrast Raglan Silk Tee”

  1. stitchedupsam says :

    The black sleeves and neckband really set off the gorgeous print. Looks great with jeans, but I think it would be lovely tucked into a black satin skirt.

  2. Kathy Sews says :

    I LOVE this top. The print and colors are so lovely. It looks great on you, too!!

  3. SewSouthLondon says :

    This is a beauty! I love the colour, the cut and the fit. I would absolutely wear this with skinnies or with smart bottoms for work. Lovely job!

  4. Jenny Cashmerette says :

    This is fantastic! What a great use of print.

  5. Pandora Sews says :

    I really like it! Who cares about the neckline. This is just gorgeous!!!

  6. Nakisha says :

    It really fits you well and dark florals are so in for fall. Your necklace hides any flaws! 🙂

  7. Sew, Jean Margaret says :

    Love this top so much. The black contrasting sleeves and neckband really make the floral print pop. Gorgeous!

  8. Geo P says :

    It’s beautiful, the peint looks great with the dark accents. I am a perfectionist, but I don’t always have the time/skills/resources to execute everything to perfection. So as long as it’s not too obvious (that usually means if non sewers don’t notice it) I’ll just gwt over it and wear it as it is.

  9. Thimberlina says :

    You carry off this print so well. It looks very classy and expensive, I’m sure no one will notice the neck😃

  10. monserrattlopez says :

    Gorgeous make and beautiful fabric Manju!

  11. Tomasa says :

    Oh I absolutely love, love, love this top. The vibrant bold colors look so pretty on you. Very feminine beautiful blouse that makes a bold statement as well. Gorgeous!

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