This is pure silk. It wasn't very expensive ( about 50 euros for 3.7 metres of 150 cms wide fabric) and it's a beautiful quality. I bought it at the Silk Market - Koza Han in Bursa ( Proussa).
Here's a Simplicity pattern I thought I might use to make it, but I'm not sure.
Here are photos we took of Koza Han - The Silk Market in Bursa, Turkey.
|Koza Han - The Silk Market.|
While I was writing this post, we had thunder and lightening and very heavy rain and I got disconnected from the Internet. I was just about to post pictures of the fabric I bought in Istanbul during August. It was extremely hot but I was determined to look for fabric in the shops between The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. Once again I was spoiled for choice but eventually chose two fabrics in silk crepe - I'm not sure if it's pure silk but it's so beautiful, it really doesn't matter. The following photos don't really do it justice.
I have no idea where I'm going to wear these silk dresses when I eventually get them made - they will hardly be suitable for picnics!