Ruby Star Society Rayon Tilly and the Buttons Indigo & By Hand London Hannah Hack by Samantha

Hi, I'm Samantha the face behind purple sewing cloud.
I was super honoured to be asked by Harriet to write a blog for her site but it meant I had the super hard task of selecting a fabric from her amazing range and it was very tricky because they are all so beautiful. However, when I saw this ruby star society rayon it was instant love.

I wanted to make a blouse style top with statement that could be paired with jeans, a skirt or pinafore. I started with the indigo pattern by Tilly and the Buttons for the bodice, shortened the length of the peplum and then added the bishop sleeves of the By Hand London Hannah dress

To add the by hand London sleeves I traced the head of the indigo sleeve then traced on the by Hannah sleeve, its a simple hack and great for mashing patterns together.

Some tips for the bishop sleeves … they have a small tie to enclose at the hem to close them, use a small piece of interfacing on the button holes, this will stop them distorting with wear.  I sew the tie ends with an L shape to the middle and leave a small gap to turn them the correct way.

I also used the selvage of the fabric on one of the ties to add a little extra detail, it says ‘gifts come with ribbon not string’ and saved another piece for my notice board in my sewing room.

The fabric was a dream to work with, no pulls or little white lines and cut like butter. I highly recommend the ruby star society rayons but any kind of viscose from Harriet’s online store will work for this make.

It was a really simple make and came together with no issues, I totally love it and will get a lot of wear of it. I cant wait to experiment and wear it as part of lots of different outfits. I’ve taken some photos wearing it with jeans and my Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi skirt. 

Hope you like my make!

***As a member of the Sew Me Sunshine blogger team, the fabric for this project was sent to me free of charge. I chose which pattern I wanted to make and all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.***

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