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This is an amazing fabric. First, it is a hammered silk, and you don’t see this type of silk often at all.
Second, it is superb quality. The weight and drape is sublime. Third, the print itself is gorgeously intense with shades of deep cobalt, fire engine red and poinsettia submerged in shadows.
In fact, this piece is comprised of two panels. When I look at the full panel, I see a floor of these bright, luminous flowers, reaching up to the hazy light, dawn or dusk in the canopy above.
I got this silk in the NYC garment district. It was from one of Elie T@hari’s collections.
I haven’t been able to find a picture of the sort of garment I would have made with this. I can imagine a simple shape, pretty well a couple of rectangles sewn together, sleeveless, with armholes cut away. And then the top of the rectangles/dress gathered with, so the body drapes and folds.
The panel design lends itself to a garment with scale, so longer dresses and skirts would work. But I wouldn’t worry about having to go for a garment like that if it doesn’t work for you. The fabric is wide enough that you can cut a front and back emphasising whichever part of the design you like.
I could readily see a top out of this fabric too. along the lines of these drapey tops. I would have cut it to feature the flowers.
Speaking of the fabric behaviour, the quality and weight of the silk yield a superb hand. This fabric would be superb to drape and work with folds or pleats.
This silk is 120cm wide. Each panel is 115cm in length, so the total length of this piece is 2.3 metres. I paid somewhere around $40 US a yard for this fabric. But I’m trying to price my fabrics so they move along at a good pace, so I’ll price it here at $35 a metre/$80 for the piece/2 panels.
I can post this in the smallest satchel (with tracking) at $8.25. Please see here for full details on payment and posting. If interested, please click on the email below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).