question about crushing doupioni silk
New here, introducing myself. I just bought a subscription to Threads, wanted to find a place where I can ask questions about sewing, fabric, tips, tricks, the like. I’ve been sewing for myself (usually costumes) for about 5 years now. I have my own site, www dot elvenhippiegypsy dot com (sorry for s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g it out, but I hate spammers!!) where you can see some of the things I have made. I do not make costumes for sale, I only sew for myself of friends/family right now. I do make and sell miniature costumes for dolls or display there is a link to my Cinema-Fantasy site off my main home page there. I made a link to my homepage on my profile. I use Lyn Waring’s Slopers for dolls, the CAD pattern software called “Dollwear Desginer”, or I draft my own patterns from scratch when selling the miniature costumes. I’m also a member of several costuming and doll sewing online message boards, so if you’re reading this and I sound familiar then you’ve probably met me before on one of those pages.
I’m here today because I’m probably going to be making a costume in which the bodice of the gown appears to be made from a crushed, folded silk doupioni. I wanted to ask–has anyone here every made crushed doupioni for themselves? I found the GREAT crushed velvet tutorial here online, and I know how to do the crushed velvet from plain pile velvet. But- has anyone done this to doupioni? Do I need to get the doupioni wet and hand crush with heat/without heat, or will heat alone do like it does it to velvet? Let me know. I ALWAYS buy extra fabric to play with, test, manipulate and (sometimes) destroy..so even though I am asking out loud here, I will probably just go at it messing around with it on my own to see what I can come up with. But I always like advice, from those who know- who have “been there”.
Thanks for having me,
See you all around the boards from time to time.
Edited 10/12/2006 4:41 pm by artistgirl74