Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Never Too Young For Silk

With the arrival of summer, comes graduations.

In this flowing dress made of watermelon silk charmeuse and pink chiffon, our young graduate transitions beautifully to the next stage, with dreams of her future . . .

The dress was co-created by mother, (S.S., Santa Barbara) and her graduating daughter, whose idea it was to braid bias strips of chiffon in coordinating colors for neckline trim and straps. The benefit of cutting the strips along the bias is that the fibers cross-link, to hold raw edges firm and simple, so they can be left modernly unfinished, and will smoothly transition around curves.

It's all in the details, and our dressmaking team brings together imagination and play to create softness and simple sophistication!

At Fine Fabrics, we feature 150 colors of silk in multiple weaves, including chiffon, charmeuse in 2 weights (19 and 30 momme)*, four-ply crepe, heavy georgette, and Italian-style duoppioni.

Silk, one of Nature's loveliest fibers, appeals to our visual and tactile senses and is known for its drape, attractive luster and simply luxurious feel.

When wearing silk, one revels in beauty, confidence, and a sense of possibility . . .

* Momme (pronounced "mommy") - Did you know that although most fabrics are measuted in thread count, silk is measured in momme weight, or mm.

A silk's particular momme refers to the calculated weight of a piece of silk fabric when measured at a standard 100 yards long and 45 inches wide.

For a piece weighing 19 pounds at that size, the calculated momme would be 19.

A silk's momme gives body to the fabric. When designing your creations, you can use this - giving life, flow and inspiration to fashion.

~ Check back with us as we will be uploading to FineFabrics.com new arrivals over
the next couple of weeks.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Solstiss Lace Wedding Dress

Best wishes on this month's Solstiss showing and my heartfelt thanks for making my daughter's wedding dream dress come true.


a.m., San Diego, CA

This beautiful gown was created for the Bride by her mother with fabric procured by Fine Fabrics from Solstiss.

Through August 31st, Fine Fabrics is hosting its 4th annual Solstiss Lace Show. We will post new pieces online daily, but there are hundreds to see. Please stop by our Santa Barbara store to personally experience the beauty and artistry of each piece. Be inspired, dream and create something magical!