Look what I got in the mail . . . .
after a complete mix-up and mistake on my part. It's silk dupioni from Silk Baron. This is a yellow shade, but also has pink threads as part of the weave (you can see those on the left). Depending on the light the fabric is either yellow or has a pinkish cast to it. In the photo above, you can see it's mostly yellow on the turn back, but the rest has the pinkish cast. Really lovely and a complete surprise.
This is what happened. I ordered some green silk from the Silk Baron for the appliqued leaves for the American Beauty coat lining. (You can either buy through eBay or from his website.) Right after I hit the "pay" button at paypal I realized that I had payed with a defunct bank account that I never bothered removing. So, I sent a second payment (which for some reason didn't go through right away) and an apologetic email. To shorten this sad tale, I ended up having to send him a money order for the silk. The day after I put it in the mail, the paypal payment finally went through correctly. Since the money order was on it's way, I suggested that he just send me a yard of silk - his color chosing. Here it is. Do take a look at his silks - they're beautiful and there are some colors on eBay that aren't on the website. The prices are very good, and a lot of it is 54" wide. He's very professional and courteous and gets the fabric in the mail pretty quick, too!
What am I going to do with this? I suppose I'll order up some more and make a dress. Probably a vintage pattern - straight style, simple, but interesting like one of these:
The fabric is too stiff for fancy pleating and drapes, and maybe even a full skirt. I really just want something interesting, but that will really showcase the fabric. Any ideas? Vintage or modern, let me know!