Thursday, June 9, 2011

Is shattered too strong a word ...

I reached into my closest pulled out my skirt and put it on, then again for my blouse, did up the buttons and then bent over to get my shoes, oh no (the polite version), over to the mirror and this is what I saw.

I'm at a loss as to what happened.

This blouse has been toiled, and had a test fitting again before I cut out the silk where we did some minor adjustments to the sleeve depth, that is all. After I put in the sleeves it did feel a bit snug, but then the blouse I am wearing today, feels the same. I even checked the centre back seam and armholes to see if any of the stitching is strained, but I can't see any.

DH's comment was that I could make another, true but no more silk in the stash so do you think that he has given me permission to purchase some, sounds like it to me.

So this is what I wore to work instead:

Blouse: Marfy 2254 (blogged here)
Skirt: Self Drafted Skirt in brown linen, interlined (to help stop the wrinkles) and lined in Sun Silky
Jacket: Purchased Chanel style jacket in brown, tan and lemon tweed
Shoes: Diana Ferrari

We are heading south for the long weekend and I'm not sure I will have Internet connection so you may not see me until Tuesday.

Have a great long weekend (sorry WA but enjoy your weekend as well) and be safe on the roads.


Alison said...

Oh noooooooooo! IMO, silk isn't the strongest of fabrics. Maybe it was just a weak bit. Bugger!

a little sewing said...

oh Sharon, such a lovely fabric, I am so sorry! Maybe this fabric had a stiffer weave and doesn't have as much "give" as other fabrics? If that were mine, I might layer it over a camisole.

Of course, buying more silk makes perfect sense, too ;)

Your outfit today is beautiful!

kbenco said...

Isn't that the silk you bought in China? I am weeping (or muttering) with you.
Definitely some lovely new fabric is needed to console you for such a terrible accident.

Dilliander said...

Shattered is not too strong! I know how much work went into this blouse and the fabric was so special. Don't do anything rash, maybe it can saved, perhaps neatly patched and worn as a layer. heads up for the buying more silk option too :-)

Sew-4-Fun said...

Oh no! This is the pits! Before you even mentioned what the fabric was I knew it was silk.

Carol said...

I'd be devestated, too! You don't need permission to buy fabric - go on girl, we will all cheer you on. I love the outfit you wore today. Hope you're warm enough - it was 6 degrees this morning when I left for work!!

Amy said...

Oh, that's terrible! I think you better get yourself some consolation silk.

Have a nice trip!

velosewer said...

What the? DH is great to suggest buying more silk.
Have a great time at the snow and relax.

shams said...

What a shame!

I do love the outfit you wore today. :)

Gail said...

Ooch! Silk is really delicate isn't it. I ripped the lining on my overcoat the other day reaching to unlock a car door. Can it be mended?

Handmade said...

Bummer - well yes you got permission to buy more - so don't hold back!

Anonymous said...

Oooouuch!!! The only thing I can think of is the thread you used - was it polyester?? If so, it would be stronger that the actual fabric, so it would hold while the fabric tore. Time for a lace insert?? elleR