I bet someone that reads this will have some answers. I want to… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
I bet someone that reads this will have some answers.
I want to make a silk dress (The Cordelia one I have mentioned). For that I need silk in dark green. However, I am not sure what weave of silk I want. Duponi seems a little stiff for something described as having 'swirling skirts'. Satin would be too shiny (personal preference, there) I am thinking. Velvet is right out (although I do plan to use it for the overvest, like a good little geek girl). The jacquards I saw are tempting, but I don't know how they feel.
Now, assuming you all can help me with the weave choice, does anyone know just how to dye silk a nice dark green? 'Cause the only dark green I have seen in my online searches has so far been a velvet.. How difficult would it be? How messy? Am I better off if I keep looking?
Silk is easy to dye. I'll bring over my silk taffeta skirt, you can see if you like that, and I have some rolls of charmeuse and a neat silk crepe I'll bring for your inspection, too. I'll leave them with you, and you can drape and play, and swatch and wash as long as it's not like a half-yard, and we'll make it an even trade for the dummy, I'll get it back when I bring her back. I'll go look now :D
Oh, yes, and dying is easy, silk is great and I dye it in the washer. Maybe some evening during spring break I can dye the silk charmeuse for Costume Con and you can come watch and see.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)|| |
That all sounds good to me.
The dress in the art looks like velvet, and velvet's the only way you're going to get that drape, alas.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)|| |
True, the dress on the cover has to be velvet, but the dress described in the book is silk. ;) Now, LMB didn't mention if it was silk velvet come to that....
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)|| |
forest green...... *wipes drool*
I saw that www.thaisilks.com has 18%silk/82%rayon velvet at a resonable price.
I REALLY want to know the prices on the anjoorian silks. And if they are, indeed, 100% silk.
Hyena productions, down at the bottom: 100% silk in amethyst. I thought I was drooling before....
I hope they get their money's worth with that black velvet. But I am not in the least surprised at the shipping price. Velvet is HEAVY. 75 yards... ye gods.... The things I could do with that....
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)|| |
oh and the bedazzler
it's a similar product (a Brisk-Set) but the instruction book which came with it appears that it does the same thing as a Beadazzler. And I will try and come up with an appropriately green set of jewelry (you have pierced ears?) for your outfit.
I'll bring it to the Sushi thingie. I think I bought it at Pem Day sale on the bag day (everything you can fit in this bag is $1) so if you like it you can keep.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: oh and the bedazzler
I'm quite fond of Dupioni silk...
(I used it in the Sapphire Cavalier outfit) and I don't have problems with swirling. I'd say try it, but I do recognize that it's a wee bit pricey for experimenting with.
Dyeing's easy; comedy's hard. For best results, find the right fabric first. The Noble Eightfold Path is: right idea, right fabric, right patterning, right cutting, right stitchery, right maintenance, right attitude, right audience.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: I'm quite fond of Dupioni silk...
The Noble Eightfold Path: Now, that's truth, right there. A truth, anyway.
I did learn last night that not all Dupionis are the same. The lavender is quite papery, which was pretty neat. The one I handled last night was much more drapey.