I swear I just went in to Vogue to get some buttons for my Violet blouse. But I figured I may as well check the silks while I was there, since I do want to make a silk Sencha. I really wasn't expecting to see anything I liked, and indeed, all the bolts at the top of the pile were not to my taste. But with a little digging, I came up with this lovely. And at $5.99 a yard, I didn't feel like I could walk out without it. I'm sure you agree it was the right thing to do.
The pattern is mid-sized, I'd say. Here's a picture with my hand for size comparison:
|Mmmmmm , , , silky|
In all honesty, I didn't really believe it was silk - I mean, $5.99 a yard? And it's so heavy! And it sounded kind of like . . . acetate. But I liked it enough that I bought it anyway. I have a skirt just that shade of powder blue, and another skirt and a pair of pants in the olive green, so it fits nicely in my wardrobe. And remember these shoes? Perfect!
When I got it home, I pulled a couple threads and did a burn test. And guess what? It really is silk! Unbelievable!
And by the way - here's a closer look at my nails:
Two coats of China Glaze Cheers to You and one coat of Sally Hansen Ice Queen. I was pretty disappointed in Ice Queen - the bottle is jam packed full of glitter, but none of it wanted to come out and go on my nails, no matter how much I tried to load the brush! I think it's going in the swap box.