Silk Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt from the light gray silk I have bought in May during the Stoffenspektakel in Apeldoorn is accomplished.

the light grey silk fabric

The last finishing touch was lining of the back pleat (went), which I was doing between working on the new jewellery collection and re-fashioning a RTW cardigan.

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Few more words on silk as lining

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Of course when speaking about using silk as a lining I have to mention china silk – often refered as habotai, habutai or pongee.

The china silk is lightweight, sheer and plain-weave fabric. It is perfect to use as a lining for summer garments.
I have bought this yellow and light blue silk fabric this year for my summer jacket(s) and dresses in Chinese online shop. On the HelloSilk website you will find all needed information about different kind of silk, use, sewing advised, etc.. In the online shop you may order silk in millions colours.

For the use in garments you will use the 8mm china silk however it is not recommended to use it in the fitted garments style as the seams could tear from the stress.

Silk habotai - perfect as lining for summer garments

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Wonderful silk straight from China!

Thanks to Izabella, who has ordered the silk in China and made wonderful blouse from it, about week ago I have ordered online silk organza and silk habotai for lining in this Chinese online shop.

On the HelloSilk website you will find all needed information about different kind of silk, use, sewing advised, etc.. In the online shop you may order silk in millions colours.
If you are not so sure which type of silk would suite the best to your purpose – just contact Zoe – she is so helpful!

When I came back from my short business trip on Saturday evening the package was waiting for me…

Wonderful silk straight from China

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Handwerkbeurs–Craft Fair

I was planning to sew the whole day but I forgot that I was going to go to a crafts fair in Zwolle (NL) – Handwerkbeurs.

Before I left I put on my new  top Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark) to take few photos. I think I still can make it a little shorter. I have to think about it.

Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)sewing coutur serge Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

Here some details … a ‘heartbeat’ hem finishing… and a neck line.

Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

Once again thanks Kim-ing for persuading me to make this top. I already see it will be wear very often – both of them – the dark blue one including … and probably I will make even more tops. You need only 70 – 80 cm fabric for it. I will look for niece fabrics during upcoming Fabric Fair – StoffenSpektakel. I am sure these fabrics will not stay long in my stash.

And then I was off to Zwolle (NL) for Handwerkbeurs. It was a lot to see there… next time I will try to go a little earlier – I know now what to expect there.

It was very inspiring. I was mostly interested in nuno felting technique. I have enough addresses for supplies – silk fabric, silk and different kind of wall. I would like to give it  try – start with small project – a scarf. It was nice to talk to people behind the projects, e.g. Ingeborg Honer-Marsch from Bodyflower, creative women from Kunstwolf and Indura. I came across beautiful scarfs, jackets and other items made of Kashmir with beautiful hand embroidering at Kashmir Heritage.
I have enough to look on the internet.

And now really I will try to finish this skirt…