Posted by Jade Locke on May 26, 2017
Finding affordable high quality fabrics is one of the challenges designers face. The price of materials will either drastically increase or decrease the price of a couture design. This custom made skirt is made from silk taffeta. Silk taffeta is difficult to find below $45.00 yard. I am now offering designs in silks. Silk can last longer than acetate taffeta which can not be laundered if water is spilled on it. Silk can be washed. Washing it will change the sheen but if taken to a reputable dry cleaner they can dry clean your skirt so you can most likely wear it again for more events if you spill something on it. Polyester taffetas are available as well and come in many colors. The difference in the fabric is that polyester taffetas are not as vibrant in photographs and are usually made of cross weaves of nylon fabric. They will not always look as high quality like silk does but are still pretty. Polyester taffetas do come in many shades and are also available in my Etsy shop if you need a fabric choice that is more economical.
I think about your investment in such a piece and how many times you will wear your design. This skirt was designed for a bride that flew in to Denver to see me. It was custom designed to fit under her corset beautifully. I am now offering silk taffeta in a range of colors.