Louisa Silk Jersey Knit

$ 7.00 $ 14.00
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Stunning silk jersey in a graceful gray and acid green design that combines dots with a mid-century modern geometric band. Beautiful deadstock from a southern California designer. Lightweight, opaque, with a silky smooth soft hand, airy drape, crosswise stretch, some rolling at the cut edge and a 36" repeat (fabric will be cut as running yardage). The weight is right for a t-shirt, top, tunic, skirt, dress, lounge wear or soft pant.

This is a fabric that you are going to want to test, test, test every step of the way. Silk jersey can 'run' so check both edges. If there is a run, cut the fabric as for a nap with the ravel edge at the hem, not the neck. Use a walking foot and test stitches with a new fine needle -- ball point or stretch needle if necessary. Test a sample with your iron to find the correct temperature and see if you need to use a press cloth. Rely on drape rather than fit for stretch.

Pre-treat by handwashing. After sewing handwash, air dry. Test a sample if you want to machine wash.