Friday, November 13, 2009

Beautiful silk and lace

Silk is my favourite fibre and so it was a pleasure to make another outfit in this luxury fabric. Silk is sometimes confused with “satin” which is a type of fabric. Silk is a natural fibre, which is sometimes woven into satin fabric. Satin is a shiny fabric often used for special occasion clothing. This skirt is made in silk bridal satin, or “peau de soie.”

This outfit was created in silk and lace. The blouse was dupioni silk with an embroidered dupioni camisole underneath. The skirt was silk peau de soie, with a lace overskirt. The whole effect was very sophisticated. The large ruffled collar was bias cut to keep its shape without added stiffening. Open ended darts shape the bodice and sleeves.