Astor Silk Dupioni Woven
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
Black handwoven silk ikat has allover rectangular purple dashes. Smooth, with a light slub texture with a soft hand and drape. Light weight, you can dress it up or down, make a dress, shirt, skirt, vest, duster coat, sculptural airy pants.
Dry clean or hand launder and air dry. I sometimes toss silk dupioni in the washer/dryer, which makes it a bit more cotton-y, this 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 as usual, and it will retain the soft crinkles. Test a swatch first to be sure you like the results.
After sewing, hand launder or machine wash gentle, while damp, pull out and smooth the edges - I would not put it in the dryer again once the garment is sewn.