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Dupioni shawl – which way?

RapaJ | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I would like to make a silk dupionni shawl. Which way do the slubs go? I think horizontally, like they would on a garment. But that would require a seam in the back of the shawl, since the fabric is not wide enough. Any ideas?

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  1. carolfresia | | #1

    I think the slubs could go any way you want them to go. I guess if you plan to match it to a dress, you might want to get the slubs to match those on the dress as much as possible, but otherwise--whatever works. If you don't want a seam, you're limited, of course, but a seam isn't that terrible a feature in dupioni, I don't think.

    Carol

    1. mem1 | | #2

      If you want the slubs to go horizontally maybe you could add in strips of matching sil organza or devore or whatever to get the lenth that you want?????

      1. SewNancy | | #3

        I like that idea!  Could really be beautiful and creative.

        Nancy

  2. kjp | | #4

     Along the same line, you could get creative with the seam lines - add some bias seams (diagonal) - and maybe make the seams a design feature with decorative stitching or a trim...

    Another thought...Add some thin batting & machine quilt to make a warmer wrap, the seam would be inconspicuous.  I borrowed a designer winter wrap (forget the designer) from a friend that was a quilted silk lined with a lighter silk.  The designer also hid magnets in the garment to keep the wrap closed at the chest.

    1. SewNancy | | #5

      I was in a fancy boutique today and saw a dupioni shawl with the slubs running the heght with a lighter silk lining in a contrasting color and the edge in another color piping, but without the cording, is there another name for this?  It was lovely.

      Nancy

  3. RapaJ | | #6

    Thanks to all of you for your creative ideas!  I really appreciate it!

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