Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sewing with silk

Last year's trip to China by Mr. Minglingyarn yielded some silk yardage as a souvenir for me (isn't he thoughtful?), and I finally got some of it sewn into a project. I think it works extremely well for a lightweight robe, yes?

This was my first time sewing with charmeuse, and while it was certainly slippery and ravelly, it wasn't as bad as I expected. And, oh my goodness -- this stuff feels absolutely amazing on! It's made me think that a blouse from charmeuse would be divine. I have a small amount left over (of this particular fabric), perhaps I can eke out a camisole and 'unmentionables' to have a travel sleep set. It would have made a fabulous lining for a jacket also. Ah silk, the Queen of fabric!

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