Ria Stripe Silk Woven

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Stunning stripes shimmer in softly muted shades of periwinkle, pink and coral in a beautiful quality silk dupioni. Shirting weight, lightly textured, smooth hand and lightly crisp with a malleable drape. Dress it up or down, make a dress, shirt, skirt, vest, soft pant or duster coat. A silk jacket or vest is a basic in my wardrobe, makes a smooth layering piece to slide over/under other garments and travels well.

Silk is washable. If you want to maintain the original sheen and texture, hand launder and air dry or dry clean. If you want a more textured crinkled look, toss in the washer dryer. I like to toss silk in the washer/dryer, which makes it a bit more cotton-y, kicks back the silky shine and creates lovely all-over crinkles. I take it out of the dryer when it is just a bit damp, smooth it out, give a light press. You can then sew and press, and it will retain the soft crinkles. After sewing, machine wash gentle, either air dry or toss in the dryer until just damp, pull out and smooth the edges. Silk is an ideal year round fabric because it is a natural insulator, warm when layered, cool and airy in warm weather.