Charming retro/mod floral in warm sepia, rust and ivory on a black background in a rayon crepe from the edgy LA fashion house Reformation
. Deadstock with minimal wrinkling is light and airy with a cool dry crepe hand, fluid liquid drape and 22" repeat. Reminiscent of the iconic vintage crepes our foremothers used in the '30's & '40's. Perfect for both vintage and modern styles for a dress, top, tunic, skirt or soft fluid pants. Test scraps for needle size and stitch length. Start with a small (#10/11) sharp needle, fine thread and short stitch length. This is one of those fabrics that slim like magic!
I cut silkies and sheers on top of paper, squaring off the end to align the grain. Use tissue or pattern making paper, ok to tape together to the width of the fabric. Place the pattern on the fabric, pattern pieces on top, then pin and cut through all the layers. This keeps the shape of the pattern pieces so you can move them around to mark. Sew with a sharp point fine #70 needle. Pre-treat by dipping in lukewarm water and air dry (this is one fabric I would not put in the dryer). After sewing, hand launder and air dry. Rayon fiber is weaker when wet and may appear to shrink and become stiff but with air drying it should return to its natural state.rayon43"