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Silk blend velvet, blue

Product code 101 64-0009

A light, fluid velvet fabric made of natural silk and rayon in blue, silk velvet makes beautiful tops, dresses, skirts, jackets, kimonos, scarves, and throws. It looks fabulous shirred, cut on the bias, draped in cowl necklines, and wrapped around the body.

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Basic parameters
Width: 112 cm
Color: Paris blue
Content: 22% silk, 78% rayon
Weight (gsm): 165 gsm
Weight (mm): 44 mm
Drape: very supple
Pattern repeat: 0 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: seasonal collection
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in stock 47.7 m

30.86 $/m

30.86 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

This supple velvet fabric in blue brings together two very fine, soft fibers: The base is silk, the pile rayon. This combination makes a light, breathable, easy-to-wear fabric with a slinky, fluid drape (especially when compared to ordinary cotton velvet, which can be quite stiff). It plays with light beautifully. Its matte surface catches reflections, which looks great in gently shirred garments.

Silk velvet makes beautiful tops, dresses, skirts, jackets, kimonos, scarves, and throws. It looks fabulous shirred, cut on the bias, draped in cowl necklines, and wrapped around the body.

Working with velvet requires some experience. To add body, use one of our finer linings such as habotai, or voile.

Care

We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. Washing may cause the fine plush to tangle and break. If you must iron velvet, never do so on a hard surface; instead, steam iron while hanging from the back side.

FAQ

Do you sell genuine, natural silk?

Yes. Silk is our specialty. All fabrics marked as "silk" in our shop are always made of natural silk. You can rely on the fact that is always natural mulberry silk unless we say otherwise. If it is a different type of natural silk (e.g., wild silk), we will say so. We describe the many types of natural silk in full detail in our post on types of silk.

Can silk be washed?

Washing is generally not recommended for silk – it belongs at the dry cleaners. However, as our big silk wash test has shown, some types of silk fabrics can stand up to a gentle wash program or hand washing without harm if you follow the procedure described. That said, wash silk at your own risk. We definitely recommend testing in advance on a small sample of the fabric – because silk is a natural material it's not 100% predictable. Never use an ordinary laundry detergent – use a special detergent for wool and silk or, if there's no other option, a gentle, silicone-free shampoo. 

Is silk colorfast?

The fabrics in our core inventory, seasonal collections and limited editions are from repeated production cycles that we have quality-tested – given proper care their colors should not bleed. Fabrics that are on offer while supplies last are one-off products that have not been individually tested, so we recommend testing on a sample. Silk may lose some color when washed in water that's too hot or with unsuitable detergent. Always follow the recommended water temperature and use detergents designed for washing silk or wool. Washing silk, though it is often no problem, is always at your own risk. Read more in our post on How to wash silk.

What thread should be used to sew silk?

If you are not going to dye the finished garment, we recommend a high-quality polyester thread for sewing silk. If you want to dye the finished garment, be sure to choose a silk thread (polyester does not take dye). The choice of sewing needle and thread depends on the type and weight of the fabric – for sewing particularly fine fabrics (chiffons, georgettees, light satins, light crepes) a thinner polyester or silk thread and a corresponding thin needle are suitable. Do not use cotton thread to sew silk.

How can I tell if it is natural silk?

Probably the best way to tell is the burn test. Silk burns reluctantly, leaving a black crumb that you can easily crush between your fingers and smells like burnt hair. Be sure to test threads pulled from both the weft and the warp. In addition to the burn test, there are a plenty of other tricks – check out our post on how to tell real silk.

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