This is the last set of vestment photos. This is where I went wild and crazy with patchwork. The base is merino wool and the fabric is raw silk. This was a gift for some sisters in Italy. I learned a lot about cutting my own bias tape, and about the absolute necessity of precise seam allowances on all those tiny squares.
Question: the piece on the back of the chasuble is one strip of silk. I am concerned about it eventually sagging. Is there a way to attach fusible interfacing to silk and not destroy the texture of the silk? Everything I have see bubbles after a drycleaning or two and I don’t want that. If anyone has recommendations re: interfacing weight, or clever ways to avoid sagging, I am all ears!
Also: I am just starting out in all of this–if anyone has suggestions for improvement on any of this, please let me know. It is something I do for fun and I am happy to learn how to do it better.