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Silk Dupioni Liberty Shirt

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Silk Dupioni Liberty Shirt

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Sewing With Silks: The Liberty Shirt taught by Linda Lee

Gain silk-sewing confidence and a gorgeous garment as you stitch along with Linda Lee and her Sewing Workshop pattern, included with the class.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Casual
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What materials did you use? Silk Dupioni purchased at Waechter's in Asheville, NC

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Beautiful.

03/13/2013 Flag

just lovely. the glow is wonderful on this dupioni.

06/09/2013 Flag

did you pre-wash the dupioni? I have my eye on just about this color of the dupioni and am getting ready to make the purchase, what are your recommendations?

03/15/2013 Flag

I did pre-wash the dupioni, in cold water with a gentle detergent. I think I used Woolite. I have a front loading machine that has a silk setting. I don't remember if I let it air dry or if I dried it in the dryer on a low heat setting. You might want to try a small (10"x10" swatch) before jumping in with the real piece of fabric. Washing the dupioni gives it a much softer, drapier 'hand'. I think you will like it!

03/22/2013 Flag

I liked what you did with the facing. I'm planning on doing something similar with mine. I found the pattern a bit to Maoist on its own.

04/09/2013 Flag

Thanks. I should post a photo of the finished blouse. I stitched decorative buttonholes in black thread and used small flower shaped buttons on it. These help soften the Maoist effect, too.

04/20/2013 Flag

I'm getting ready to do my facings. Any tips on handling it? Any help you can give would be great. This is a technique I've been playing about with lately, with some success. I have to take it slowly, however, because I'm directionally impaired. I'm concerned about my hemline mainly.

05/06/2013 Flag

I'm getting ready to do my facings. Any tips on handling it? Any help you can give would be great. This is a technique I've been playing about with lately, with some success. I have to take it slowly, however, because I'm directionally impaired. I'm concerned about my hemline mainly. (I'm posting this again because I don't know the notification protocol.)

05/06/2013 Flag

I basically followed the pattern instructions, just turned everything to the outside....hems and facing....instead of the inside, then top stitched it all. You will do fine, I'm sure.

05/11/2013 Flag

Is this not finished? Did you do something different than add buttons? Hooks maybe? Very very nice. I like how you turned the direction of fabric on the center pieces.

10/12/2013 Flag