Hi. I am refashioning my mom’s wedding gown for my daughter. It is a heavy ivory satin. My mom thinks it is silk. I wonder if it is rayon. The fabric was bought in 1948, and my grandmother sewed it. What is a good way for me to test a piece of the fabric in order to determine its true fiber content?
I am very curious about it.I will be adding appliques to parts of it as well as redoing the modesty piece at the neckline. For the latter, my mom says grandma used silk french illusion, same as her veil- these are now lost- and the veil was edged in silk lace.
Where can I find silk lace, silk appliques, and silk french illusion?
It’d be great to find these items and truly honor grandma, mom, and my daughter with a gown to continue handing down.
I would appreciate any comments on this. Thank you!