Anyway, I ordered from Vogue Fabrics this time. I seem to be trying out as many places as possible. I bought silk dupioni. It's called 'Risk' which is totally unhelpful. The web site says it is "...Woven with a mauve warp & a denim-blue weft." The picture looked good and it was a choice between this and another purpley looking one whose coordinating Ambiance lining seemed to be out of stock or an aqua (one of my favorite colors, but maybe a little too light and bright for evening wear--who am I kidding? It would not matter since I just ordered a deep lavender/periwinkle!)
I think this is darker in real life, but I really like it! yippee! And it is so much heavier than what I was seeing at Joann's. I almost broke down and bought one of their limited selection of silk dupioni--white, black, reddish, or brown. Glad I didn't. This is so much nicer and I have some nice Ambiance lining to coordinate.
I needed some rayon for one of the classes at the sewing guild's national conference, so I bought this:
I think it's darker than the picture, too. Even better though, I love it! I only need a little bit of it for the class and I can see a blouse or casual shirt using the rest of it. Good weight and very soft! $2.99/yard which made it even better!
The quest for fabric for Simplicity 2497 is over, so I had best finish up the floral A-line dress, McCall 6123, so I can get busy on that great silk!