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This is antique silk - hence the title, it is so contemporary-looking, with texture, different weaves and patterns, added to which are some raw edging and varying hand-dyed colors of purple, wine, magenta, and a few complimentary shades to set them off. It is shown slightly crinkled, which is the artist's preferred look, but it can also be pressed up for a smooth, wrinkle-free look. The tunic is pleasant and easy to wear - very lightweight, almost semi-sheer (not really shear, shown without a liner) - and can also be worn as a dress (better with a liner for a dress, to make sure it is totally not see-through). Features are asymmetrical collar and a pocket and signature styling. Product code: D0582
Slightly fitted through waist, asymmetrical collar, asymmetrical bottom, pocket, hand-dyed, some raw edging.
Note: Each piece is available only in the size mentioned, but modifications to change the fit are always possible (longer, shorter, smaller, roomier, etc.), often with just button repositioning and often at no extra charge, so please ask.
Each piece is designed, constructed, hand-painted, distressed and embellished entirely by the artist, from start to finish.
There are always matching pieces and accessories. They just may not be listed yet, so please inquire if you cannot find something to complete the outfit.
Size: small to medium, it can be widened by a few inches if necessary, please ask. Measurements as shown: 42" chest, 40" waist, 36-39" long.
Antique woven silk, lightweight.
Wine, purple, magenta, olive, cool rust.
All garments arrive to you freshly cleaned, unlike regular store-bought items, and are ready to wear.
Dry-cleaning is ok on most items but only if gentle methods are used and the cleaners are familiar with cleaning hand-painted delicate fabrics.
To freshen up any item that doesn’t need deep cleaning simply mist it with a water spray and put in the dryer on medium heat for about 15 min.
All garments can be hand washed. Wash each item separately, cold water only, minimal amount of detergent, and as briefly as possible, no soaking. The wash can be followed by a spin in the washer and dried on medium heat until dry. Knits should be hung-dried and when dry, finished in the dryer for a few minutes to soften.
Hand-pressing may be necessary after the wash and dry to straighten out the seams and edges which tend to pucker or curl on natural fabrics.
Some hand-dyed items may leak a bit of color during the washing, that is normal and will not affect the item. Using liquid softener during the wash will minimize any color leaking.
For more tips and details please refer to the cleaning instructions card included with your package.