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Guess what I'm making for Valeria?

Today my white cotton/silk satin arrived from Pure silks . There was no way I could have afforded 100% silk satin of this thickness, so I went for a mix, justifying it with the fact that mixes of cotton and silk were not unknown in the 16th century. This is it.

The trim is from Indiabeautifulart on eBay, my absolute favourite eBay shop.


Feb. 13th, 2017 10:35 pm (UTC)
HA! What a coincidence! I just bought my glam caftan fabric from these ebay guys. Glad to know they are as great as they seem!

How does that cotton silk look? How does it compare to duchesse? I've had my eye on it for some time! I can't wait to see what you end up making!
Feb. 14th, 2017 07:25 am (UTC)
It's a bit more matte than the real silk duchesse that I've seen, but I don't think that would make it ledd historically correct. The satin isn't perfectly smooth, you can the threads just a little when you look up close, but I think it will look very good for Valeria's Eleonora di Toledo dress.