Summer sunset striped silk SOLD


I saw a photo in a magazine of the striped top worn by Giovanna Battaglia, included in the collage at the bottom of the page, and went in search of some striped silk so that I could produce a top like this.


I thought it was one of the most stylish uses of stripes I’d seen in a long time…there was just something about it. 

And I really liked how the long ties fell at the front.  Alas, I never did find a striped fabric that I thought would be a suitable one for the Battaglia top, but I did find this striped silk.  It came from one of my very favourite fabric shops in NYC, Fabrics & Fabrics.  (It is on the third floor of a building, so it is not al well-known as some of the other shops.  Big hint about the shops in the garment district — look up!  Some of the best shops in the district are in the upper floors of buildings).

This silk is just such a lovely quality.  It is a little more substantial than a crepe de chine, with a matte but slightly crepe-like surface, and is very soft and drapey.

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This stripes are horizontal, but please don’t be deterred.  Horizontal stripes are not nearly as difficult to manage as people think, and I actually prefer horizontal stripes in garments.

Plus, this is a wide fabric with good length, 140cm x 2.7 metres, which gives you lots of cutting options. I’ve included lots of striped garments in the bottom collage.  But this next one shows three dresses that I think would work really well in stripes as they all cut, wrap or drape the fabric in different ways, and when you do this with stripes the effect is great.

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The first dress on the left is J Mendel, the middle one is Oscar de la Renta, the one on the right appeared in Jalouse magazine but I’m not sure the designer.

The price for this silk is $25 a metre/$67 for the piece (140cm x 2.7 metres), and I can send this in a small satchel for $8.25.  Please see here for full details on payment and post.  If interested, please click the email link below, the fabric name will come up automatically, and I will get back to you asap.

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