Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Silk & The Common Thread

I went all out and bought some silk charmeuse! It's so supple and lovely! I bought some black silk charmeuse to make Simplicity 2601A and a skinny tie for the hubby.



I'm not sure what I'm going to use the printed silk for. I was thinking I would use it for the lining of my jacket in the Fall SWAP, but I don't want to anymore because I don't think it'll match. Hmmm... I suppose I'll have to stash it and find out later. :)

I bought the silks from The Common Thread here in Austin. The shop is a new local apparel fabric shop, which I'm super excited about! You can find good quality apparel fabric... I know I'll definitely be shopping there more often as soon as I use up some of my fabric stash.

While searching for tips on sewing with silk, I came across a couple of different things on the internet. (I love the internet!) I think I'm still a little intimidated to sew with such luxurious fabric!

This one is a video with Sandra Betzina. I think it's helpful! Who knew silk could be washed with shampoo?!

This one is an article at CraftStylish.

6 comments:

Antoinette said...

Yay for The Common Thread! Beautiful silk.

Eliana said...

Hum...shampoo? I didn't know it also. Great information! I love your fabric, I'm sure something beautiful will come of them ;)

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks! I love just touching the silk... it's so lovely. Is that a little creepy?

lnovy said...

The Common Thread is having a happy hour on Sept 24th from 6-8 pm. Stop by and view her fabrics, enjoy a discount, socialize with fellow fashionistas, and perhaps win a door prize or two!

Eugenia said...

I was really pleased to see that you visited my blog because now I've discovered yours and I really love the look of the things that you have been making. That silk charmeuse looks beautiful - lovely fabric like that is so nice to work with. I shall be following your blog and looking forward to seeing more of your projects....

chie said...

i had no idea you could wash silk with shampoo! wow.