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    Just making any excuse to take a break from cutting my silk dupioni. I have just bought myself some new pinking shears which are ergonomical but just don't seem to sit right in my hand. I think its just because I am soooooo nervous about cutting the fabric it was REALLY expensive! The silk is for a Christening gown I am making for my friends baby, she has asked my hubby to be Godfather - he could'nt be more chuffed. The christening is in 7 weeks but I think I will probably be a nervous wreck by then! The gown and cape are really quite simple designs, I have taken a standard pattern eliminated the fussy elements and substituted them with pintucks but I because she has said she wants to keep it as an heirloom piece and the costs are so high I am really really nervous about it - stupid I know. Anyway off to waste 15 minutes before I get back to it
    Karen
    www.angelicfolk.co.uk
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    I know just how you feel. I always dread the first cut. And the more expensive the fabric the longer it takes to get down to it. It doesn't help that silk can move so easily under the scissors.
    Carol
    God helps them that help themselves.

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    • #3
      Yes I have'nt been able to get any silk pins in time either so I have been using tailors tacks (little stitches) instead so I don't damage the fabric and weights wrapped in organza. Going ok so far
      Karen
      www.angelicfolk.co.uk
      Bespoke clothing for your little angels
      http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
      http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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      • #4
        If it is real silk from silkworms then yes,they are harmed in the process. When they pupate,the cocoons are boiled and un-wound to get the silk.The larvae do not survive that process.If you need an organic fabric or material that does not come from animals, cotton or linen are options.
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        • #5
          Uhm ok thanks I'll bear that in mind in future
          Karen
          www.angelicfolk.co.uk
          Bespoke clothing for your little angels
          http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
          http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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          • #6
            But there is no beating 100% silk fabric... it gorgeous!!!
            Heidi

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