Adventures with Silk Charmeuse


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Silk Charmeuse is a light to medium weight silk and has a lustrous satin on one side, pebble type crepe on the other side.  Both sides can be used to create dramatic one color interest with texture by alternating silk then chiffon sides.  Silk Charmeuse drapes like water, feels like liquid on the skin.  This fabric comes in many colors like this beautiful green dress.  From My Closet: Holiday Cocktails in Green Silk Charmeuse – Life


Regardless of the the occasion during the Holiday Season, we all get in the habit of reaching for the LBD (Little Black Dress). This year I made a promise that for every outfit of black I wore, there would be one with bold and


Using a nude color silk charmeuse as an underling for lace gives the illusion of a strapless dress.  Picking up the Macaron Redux Dress | zilredloh



It’s kind of a hard picture to see…. but I have the sleeves stitched in and have finished the seam allowances with some nude silk charmeuse bias facings. There’s nothing so stretchy as silk charmeuse on the bias, let me tell


When sewing Silk Charmeuse use new small sharp sewing machine needle.  For crisp finishes, interface with silk organza, for soft finishes interface with silk chiffon.  Threads magazine has detailed information on how to sew curved seams in silk charmeuse.  Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse – Threads


Stitch, clip, trim, and fold for a beautiful-and narrow-finished seam that wraps around curves with this extra from SewStylish Fall 2012.


When applying perfume and/or deodorants, never spray these products directly on any silk garments.  Even small droplets of perfume or hairspray can cause spotting on silk.  Enjoy!




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