I have been on the lookout for lightweight breathable fabrics to make clothes for my upcoming travels abroad and thought the beautiful Atelier Brunette dobby viscose fabric would be ideal. It comes in several beautiful colours including 'Smokey' a subtle dark green colour. The fabric is only 82g/m2 so much lighter than I would normally use, and is very slightly sheer. The diamond design creates a lovely texture which gives the solid colour fabric more interest.
I decided to make the Papercut Pinnacle Top, which is a pattern I've had in my collection for a while. I have seen it made up in linen but thought the shape could also work well with a drapey fabric like the diamond viscose. I used Variation 2, which has a round neck and tie closure at the back of the neck. Cutting out the viscose was a bit tricky, as it is a little slippery, next time I would consider using a rotary cutter instead for more accurate cutting.
It was fairly quick to sew together, I didn't really have too many problems matching the points but I probably could have been more accurate to get it completely perfect! I did plan to make the sleeves longer to make them full length but didn't have enough fabric (I used 1.5m with very little left over for the smallest size). However, being fairly petite, the sleeves ended up being long enough anyway!
I have worn this on several very hot days already and it was very comfortable and breezy to wear. The fabric also washes and irons well so I am hoping to get quite a lot of use out of it while I'm away. I wore this with a Kielo dress underneath here but it could equally be worn with trousers or a skirt. I haven't used this colour much before but it pairs really well with a lot of colours including mustard, black and navy. It would look amazing made up into a Cocowawa Honeycomb Top or The Avid Seamstress blouse.
I'm so pleased to have added a versatile warm weather top to my wardrobe, especially as it only uses a small amount of fabric, so I was able to use something special for the project. It's always a pleasure to use Atelier Brunette fabrics as they are always very high quality and come in sophisticated prints to add a bit of French chic to my wardrobe!
You can follow my sewing on my Instagram account. I was provided the fabric free of charge in exchange for this blog post. I chose the fabric and the project that I wished to work with.