Saturday, June 1, 2013
Sewing with Kimono Silk
The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta was so great this year! Part of it that I was able to take credit cards...everyone uses plastic any more! I am so pleased and thank everyone who supported my little cottage industry...The Weaver's Cottage/Chamomile Connection did great! Staying with my friend Carry, an avid and wonderful seamstress, tends to get me motivated to sew and try new things. So, purchasing a pattern from Encore I began the vest and feel it was rather successful. I have a few more embellishments to add and can post that later. Here is the vest!
Ikat Kimono Silk Fabric
The yoke is a lovely rust colored kimono scrap that has textural lines and the back is a soft silk from Thailand a lighter rust with flower designs. It is fully lined with the "silk" from Cambodia that turned out not to be silk...but a lovely soft grey lining (the purple washed out in the washer even on cold and with vinegar!) So, it is actually reversible if I want.