This lovely silk is a painterly study in blues, from the deep indigo of the foliage and trees at the bottom of the panel to the powder blue of the distant sky and then back to deeper blues of the canopy.
Of course, the silk charmeuse is full of body and drape and is so wonderfully fluid, so the fabric will lend itself to all sorts of styles. I can see this fabric going a long way. If I were making it up now, I’d probably cut a dress, but then there would be sufficient fabric left over to construct a top I think, and I would find a plain contrast fabric to blend with this print somehow.
The fabric print is presented in panels. The image at the beginning of this listing is 3/4 of the panel because I couldn’t fit the whole length in the one shot. A darker canopy extends a bit further up to form the top end of the panel. You can see the top in this image.
The fabric is a charmeuse, with a super soft surface and a hint of sheen. The silk has a bit of lycra, maybe 5 – 10%, with perfect recovery. The fabric is completely opaque so you can avoid linings if you wish.
The fabric width is 140cm and the panel is 1.2 metres in length. I have two panels here in one continuous length, for a total of 2.4 metres.
The silk came from a fabric store on West 38th Street in NYC. I remember the fabric cost me well into the (USD) $30’s but I can’t remember the exact price. I have seen silk/lycra charmeuse panels selling in different places recently for up to USD $60 a metre. I am happy to keep the prices down even if I am dropping a bit of money, so I’ll offer this piece for $29 a metre/$69.60 for the piece. I can post this one in a small satchel for $8.25.
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