This evening there was a simple sewing project that came out of the workspace. No pattern, just a beautiful piece of silk.
I started with less than a metre folding it in half width-wise and carefully pinning wrong sides together with silk pins. Can I just say that silk pins are excellent to use for light weight fabrics. They're worth every penny.
I sewed a 3/8" seam and then trimmed before turning, pressing and finished a french seam.
Right sides together I stitched the selvage edges together making sure to leave an opening to turn it over and then hand stitched the opening close. Easy peasy.
This beautiful silk fabric is a Fabricland find. Just like working with silk pins, this fabric demands a fine needle both for hand-stitching and the sewing machine. I tested several needles and threads before proceeding and ended up going with Klassé Sharps #70, 2.6 stitch length on the sewing machine and polyester thread.
Fabric: 0.7 metres
Additional Tools & Supplies: Cutting table, scissors, silk pins, thread clippers, hand needle, iron, ironing board, and coffee.