Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Ain't Afraid of No Silk

I hold myself back a lot when sewing. Buttonholes, zippers, bias tape -- at some point I have run from them and later been forced to conquer them. This was the case when my friend Liz asked me to alter some sleeves on a dress she was wearing to a wedding.

Alter some sleeves? No problem! But when I found out the dress was silk, I got a little worried. I had never worked with silk before and if I messed this up, Liz was going to look like a bag lady at the wedding. I bravely changed my machine needle, did some test stitches on a scrap of the silk, and whatdya know? It turned out pretty well.

In honor of my bravery, some of my favorite silk fabric picks.



Clockwise from top left:

Aqua/Gray Misc Jersey Prints from Mood Fabrics

Teal Green Dot Silk Jaquard from Denver Fabrics

Bone Floral Voile from Mood Fabrics

Champagne/Rose Floral Jersey Prints from Mood Fabrics

Viburnum Fleurs from Vogue Fabrics

What are you scared of when you're sewing? Maybe I can persuade you to try it!

5 comments:

  1. Hurray on your bravery! you can persuade me till the cows come home, it's hard to make me start on those patterns. Partly because i'm LAAAAZZZY! :p

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  2. I have recently tackled bias tape. I'm still learning but it wasn't as bad as I thought. I even ventured out and tried making my own. Although I am with you on the button holes.

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  3. I am terrified of silk. Or wool. Or really anything besides a substrate of cotton. I am right there with you!

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  4. lol I love the title of the post! I too am afraid of all the things you listed including silk! Great job on conquering silks!

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