SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fabrics and more... > japanese silk ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
japanese silk
Calendria
Calendria
Advanced Beginner
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 616
Send Message

      



Date: 7/31/11 8:29 AM

has anyone ever heard of japanese silk?

theres this garment I want to buy soo I can copy the pattern(can't get close enough to see how to make it) and its made of japanese silk.

thats all it says.

how is japanese silk different from others?

Therisa
starstar
Therisa
Advanced
Michigan USA
Member since 4/1/07
Posts: 936
Send Message

      



In reply to Calendria


Date: 7/31/11 12:12 PM

please post a link to the garment, we may know a similar pattern. There are many kinds of silk used in Japan.

------
Fabric Purchased in 2011: 37 yards
Fabric Sewn in 2011: 0 yards
Current Contest Moderator: Lined Jacket
Current Contest Participant: Mini Wardrobe

Calendria
Calendria
Advanced Beginner
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 616
Send Message

      



Date: 7/31/11 1:45 PM

Silk caftan

Debbie Lancaster
star
Debbie Lancaster  Friend of PR
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 9/18/02
Posts: 2059
Send Message

      



Date: 7/31/11 2:07 PM

Something kind of like this? Vogue caftan

That pattern recommends lightweight satin. So you could use silk charmeuse or crepe back satin. Something with drape would work best.

The photo you posted looks like it could be either of those.

------
Debbie

Carlo

Carlo
Intermediate
Virginia USA
Member since 3/31/03
Posts: 22
Send Message

      



Date: 8/1/11 1:28 AM

In some parts of Asia, "Japanese silk" often refers to polyester fabric. I've encountered a variety of "silky" polyesters described as Japanese silk.

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8504
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to Calendria


Date: 8/1/11 1:52 AM

The term, "Japanese silk," unless defined at the website, is meaningless. For centuries, many countries have done silk processing, and no country, as far as I know, has a proprietary technique. What is this outfit trying to say? Ask them.

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8504
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to Calendria


Date: 8/1/11 1:52 AM

Duplicate post.
-- Edited on 8/1/11 1:53 AM --

Calendria
Calendria
Advanced Beginner
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 616
Send Message

      



Date: 8/1/11 4:00 AM

okay, that clarifies quite a bit. well I know the outfit is supposed to be like exquisite feeling overgarment thats very drapey and sophisiticated in an big kaftan sort of way. thanks for all the info. i appreciate it.

Therisa
starstar
Therisa
Advanced
Michigan USA
Member since 4/1/07
Posts: 936
Send Message

      



Date: 8/1/11 10:07 AM

You can make this caftan by following the instructions in the linkFarasha Abaya but not using attached sleeves as in the model, and making the whole thing several inches longer. For extra luxury, increase the width of the bottom.

The pattern that Debbie helpfully suggested is a fine one, but you wil not get the same result. It has seams.

You will need most likely 4 yards of 60" wide fabric, more if you are very tall.

------
Fabric Purchased in 2011: 37 yards
Fabric Sewn in 2011: 0 yards
Current Contest Moderator: Lined Jacket
Current Contest Participant: Mini Wardrobe

Debbie Lancaster
star
Debbie Lancaster  Friend of PR
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 9/18/02
Posts: 2059
Send Message

      



Date: 8/1/11 11:48 AM

Given the price for that abbaya that Calendria linked to, it looks like it must be poly, not silk, or if silk, then something like lightweight habotai. Most silk is not available in 60" width, for some reason.

I have to say that I don't understand why those seams were added in the Chado caftan. They don't seem to have a purpose other than adding to the complexity of the project! The Chado line seems to make a point of adding pointless detail to perfectly simple things.

------
Debbie

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> japanese silk

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Register

Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

BurdaStyle Magazine 05-2007-115

photo
by: yummymummy...

Review
BurdaStyle Downloadable 122a

photo
by: Westy85

Review
Bluegingerdoll The Ava Jacket Paper Pattern

Bluegingerdoll The Ava Jacket Paper Pattern

Buy Now
Bluegingerdoll Mae Blouse Patterns

Bluegingerdoll Mae Blouse Patterns

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.