Royal Blue Plaid Silk Taffeta Woven
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
EXAMPLE: TO ORDER 2.5 YARDS ENTER 5 IN THE QUANTITY BOX
Dramatic cobalt blue and black touched with white plaid in a beautiful Italian silk taffeta - new fabric from '70's vintage stock out of an Italian mill, so the quality is top notch. Silk taffeta is a classic fabric and a personal favorite that can be used in many different ways. Silky smooth and lightly crisp with a malleable hand and airy drape. Dress it up or down, make a dress, shirt, skirt, vest, duster coat....and it makes a perfect lining for more structured fabrics. I like to toss silk taffeta 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 taffeta is an ideal year round fabric because it is a natural insulator, warm when layered, cool and airy in warm weather. Right for a dress, jacket, blouse, vest, tunic or skirt. This is an unbalanced plaid with a 12" repeat. In my own wardrobe, I love a washed silk taffeta vest or jacket as a thin layering piece, great for travel.
For tips on cutting, handling and sewing silk, read my blog Sewing With Silk.
Trivia note: the sound taffeta makes when it rubs itself is called 'scroop'.
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.