I made this top last year and it is one of my favorite handmade items. My mom and I had an impromptu Indigo dyeing session before they moved away and I used the silk that she gave me for this project.
Here is a close up of the fabric.
The pattern is McCalls 6205, which was actually intended for knits. I knew there would be a lot of ease in this pattern so I cut an XS, but then ended up adding about 1/2" back in on the side seam right under the arm holes. I also shortened the pattern quite a bit, almost too much in the front though I still love this top.
I'm about to cut this pattern out in a knit, with a neckline variation. It is definitely a fav now.
I have been toying with the idea lately of dyeing my own fabrics and investing in dyes. I always relied on my mom for those sorts of projects but she is too far away now. I have lots of ideas stored away. Sallie Oh just posted a great tutorial on the basics of dyeing and painting fabrics. It just may give me the push I need to get started.