Silk Noil Shorts

I've been wanting to make some silk, "paper bag" shorts for awhile. I thought about using charmeuse, but then I stumbled upon this beautiful raw silk noil! It has an awesome nubby texture that comes from the use of very short fibers, called 'silk noils,' to weave the fabric. When these short fibers are spun into yarns, the resulting yarns have occasional slubs and loose ends. It's my new favorite fabric and I love how it lends a wonderful, rustic quality to these shorts. You can't tell by these photos, but it's a gorgeous steel blue color! I need to get a super close-up of the fabric texture and the carved oak branch toggle (can't get enough of those) but you can check out more pics of this piece here

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