I’ve had this lightweight textured polyester in my stash for a couple of years. When I saw Butterick 6456 View D I figured my fabric would lend itself well to this style. It did.
There was nothing complicated about this pattern. I sewed it straight up without any alterations. It was a quick sew.
I’m a sucker for an interesting sleeve though this one didn’t prove very practical over dinner. I like the slightly shaped hem on this top.
I wore this top to see the “Contemporary Muslim Fashion” exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. I first read about this exhibit in Vogue magazine and was so glad to see that it was going to be in San Francisco.
The exhibit featured 80 ensembles in a wide-range of styles. There were Muslim designers from around the world as well as designers such as Yves Saint-Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier. The exhibit was beautifully executed and did a wonderful job of showcasing modest fashion. Not only did I enjoy the clothing very much but the personal narratives along with the documentary photography enhanced the experience for me. I highly recommend this exhibit to anyone who has an opportunity to see it.