10 Oct

In anticipation of sewing my Sencha blouse (another Colette!) I steeled my nerves and bought some silk charmeuse.

Sarai at Colette has spoken so eloquently about working with silk, that she makes the prewash sound almost easy!

So I decided it was time to try something challenging…


This came in the mail a few weeks ago, and after washing two swatches, I convinced myself that I would not, indeed, burst into flames for washing silk in my washing machine*.

So I did.

And I line dried it. Outside. Next to a splintery wooden fence.

Ha Universe! Take that!

It worked so well, that I ordered two more colors… This time from ThunderLily because their colors were so gorgeous… these are designer remnants, I believe.

Be still my heart!



*I have a front loader, which I set on the silk/wool setting, added a small amount of wool/silk safe soap (I hear baby shampoo works, too) and let ‘er rip. Then I took the silk outside on a cloudy day and hung it from the line folded over.

1 Comment

Posted by on October 10, 2011 in new skills, prep


One response to “Charmeuserie

  1. Janice

    October 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I love it! Thanks for sharing that with us!


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