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Date: 5/30/12 0:16 AM

Hello, folks,

I'm noodling around with the idea of replicating a beautiful Ann Taylor maxi skirt. For (way less than!) $178, I'm certain I could make my own version in silk, not polyester!

I'm rather new to silks, so I need my suspicions confirmed. I want to use a chiffon for the shell and a China silk for the lining? Something else? Is any silk really bearable in, say, a Florida summer?

Thank you for your thoughts!

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Date: 5/30/12 1:07 AM

We use alot of silk chiffon at work, and the weight we get 8mm, would be too sheer for that skirt, and it doesn't have much drape. I'm thinking a lightweight silk crepe or georgette might be better.

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Date: 5/30/12 2:30 AM

Excellent! That's exactly the sort of advice I need, Diane, since I don't know my silks. Thank you! I'll start looking along those lines.

If anyone else has any thoughts, please, sock 'em to me!

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Date: 5/30/12 9:37 AM

Silk crepe is my vote. Lined with silk chiffon. You need the heavier weight of crepe to get that floating and drape.

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Date: 5/30/12 12:02 PM

This looks like georgette. it's slightly sheer and has a great drape and hand.

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