Minerva: Silky Satin

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

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For this new blog post I made Simplicity #S8648 view A with butterfly sleeves. This pattern is a misses duster that comes in two hem lengths and four sleeve varieties. The duster features a waistband, gathering along the bust line and center back, and button-loop closures. I’ve never made a duster before, but I loved the idea of a versatile and comfortable variation of floor-length jacket.


The fabric is the John Kaldor Paris Silky Satin in wine. This fabric has a beautiful, soft hand-feel and drapes wonderfully. The print is rich in red with hints of black, white, tan and light green. The color of the fabric is on trend as one of Pantone’s color-of-the-seasons for Fall 2019: Chili Pepper red.


I love floral prints, and I especially love this print as it has a lot of detail with the addition of lines and dots around the leaves and stems. When deciding on the pattern to cut out, I took a poll on my Instagram and got a resounding 100% yes.


This Simplicity pattern calls for about 3 yards of fabric, depending on the length and sleeve variation. It also needs up-to 12 shank buttons, which I found at Astoria Fashion Fabrics. All views for the duster require two packs of ½” single fold bias tape. Sil Thread had the perfect color match for this fabric!


This duster is perfect for back-to-school. It can dress up any plain t-shirt and jeans.


To read more, check out my blog post here. Available October


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