I am excited to share with you today the first of what I hope to be many silk pieces you will find in my shop in the future.
I have wanted to make silk clothing accessible for everyone. There are so many reasons to love silk, some of which are these:
– silk is the most natural of fabrics (for a Mama of a girl with extreme eczema this is SOMETHING).
-silk is extremely durable (remember parachutes were made of silk) .
-silk though cool as if wearing nothing in summer is warm in winter.
-silk makes you feel special. The caress of it on your skin is just amazing.
This is the first silk skirt that I have made in order to start experimenting in the world of hand painted silk clothing. I made this one for a friend of mine for a special birthday of hers.
First I stretched the silk in my huge frame, hand drew the designs and painted it with French dyes. The background is also done entirely with a one inch brush 🙂
Then it was steamed for 3 hours.
Then it was rinsed to get any reside out to avoid coloring in future washes.
Then it was ironed and sewn.
I loved painting it and making it and hope my friend knows how special she is when she wears this luxurious silk skirt. Perhaps one day I will have a photo to share of her here of her wearing it 🙂
Looking forward to painting many other designs in the months to come 🙂
How about you, would you wear a silk skirt?