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What dress to make with silk gazar?

sparklewench | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I found a killer silk gazar at B and J fabrics in New York, with the thought I was going to make a trapeze dress out of it with halter neckline, but feel it may be to stiff, even with handwashing it. It has a stunning fragile watercolor floral design on silk white and I fell in love with it!  It resembles a weave of burlap, and was going to wear it in a wedding in Kauai, but am double thinking my selection.  Have a lovely devore silk I could do instead, have a trove of 60s trapeze dress patterns.  What would you do?

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  1. HelgaPataki | | #1

    agree its very stiff

    yeah even silk dupioni can be considered stiff.  Denver fabrics.com sells silk gazar as upholstery fabric.  I can only think of making a fairytale like gown with it or a slimmish type of pull over dress that is meant to look starched, but I don't know about the wrinkles,  I have a hunch it would wrinkle like silk dupioni but the wrinkles would stay in like linen.  also at Denver fabric.com they mentioned that silk gazar is good for wide diagonally cut edges because it holds its shape like its been wired. 

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