Little Hunting Creek has challenged herself to sew something from silk in February. Since January was my month to buy silk, I might as well join her to sew it up in February.
Behold, 6 separate 5 yard pieces from the barrel of silk rolls near the door of SAS Fabrics near Los Angeles. All silks $2.99/yd. That is not a typo. The decimal point is in the correct position. But, seriously. Had it been any other store, I might have spent $90 for 3 yards (a blouse length) * $30/yd.
Shams and she sent me back to SAS to buy her some more. She got all 4.3 yards left on the roll. (You have to move quickly if you see something you like at SAS.)
pdf of the bodice from the Burda Style website.
Burda's picture of the dress mislead me into thinking that the bodice is snug. It's actually quite loose and looks better with a belt.
I know it's not a blizzard, but we did have some weather excitement today in Los Angeles. We received two short bursts of hail. Iris and her classmates are at Astrocamp this weekend, where they arrived safely, inching their way along mountain roads in a school bus while 8" of snow fell around them.
I hope you have a safe and warm weekend. And join us in sewing with silk.
You can see the dress on me in Promotion Ceremony Dress. I wear this frequently and receive compliments every time. Best of all, it has useful pockets. FWIW, I throw the dress in the washing machine and line dry it. So far, the silk is none the worse for the wear.
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