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« on: June 26, 2008 09:26:08 AM »

I'm sewing my own wedding dress, here's the pattern

I am thinking of using silk dupioni or silk taffeta. Can anyone tell me a good place to buy silk fabrics? Also, Are there any tricks to sewing with silk?


« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008 09:33:35 AM »


« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 10:37:28 AM »

denverfabrics.com or, on occasion, Fabricmartfabrics.com (they buy closeout, designer fabrics so their stock is always rotating).  You can also buy silk from Fabric.com (they have a swatch service available too).

« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008 12:52:30 AM »

silkbaron.com is a good site, they have ALOT of different silks, and at good prices. http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2034/arcticwhitewavy1jc4.jpg http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8418/ivory400dz0.jpg These two might be good colors to go with. Silkbaron carries both dupioni and taffeta as well as georgette which might be good for a veil. 
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008 02:54:05 PM »

Silk can be a real pain sometimes, because if you don't pin it down right, it can wiggle and slide around all over the place! 0_0 So just be sure to stick a pin wherever you think you'll need one =]

And remember that it frays a lot!
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