I have some gorgeous silk brocade in purple, red and green with butterflies and dragonflies on, which is begging to be made into something. I think it would suit being made into bags and possibly clothes. I've not used it before and I've not made bags before, so what I really what do I need to bear in mind and what will I need. Thing like avoiding fraying, what sort of interfacing and will it need lineing. I'm putting an order in at my fabric shop this weekend so any eqipment needed ould be good, I don't have much in stock having only recently returned to sewing.
Any suggetions as to patterns that would suit this fabric would also be really good.