A Gorgeous Silk Moire Blouse


I found this in a boutique in Shanghai. I loved it for the fine silk that just seemed to float—especially in the back. The boutique is called Heyan’er and there is also one in Beijing. We met the designer/owner: He Haiyan.  I discovered the wonderful moire patterns in the fabric after I got home!

Here is what it looks like in normal life. I discovered the moire patterns while I was ironing it.  What a shock it was and I knew it had to be two layers of cloth but I couldn’t separate them. I said to myself, “You really get to know something when you are ironing it.” Then I spritzed it with a bit of water to iron out some of the folds from the suitcase. Then I saw the tiny dots regularly spaced all over the cloth—tying TWO layers together to work as a single fabric. They don’t show unless you know to look for them.

The blouse requires something underneath so I took home this innocent looking tank top. (It was $70 – a shock when I figured the exchange rate but it was needed and was just right). Guess what?? When Ironed it I discovered it was a bit heavier but still double cloth with tiny tie downs!  Another luxurious fabric indeed. I wore it all day yesterday and I felt wonderful—and it barely had any wrinkles!

5 thoughts on “A Gorgeous Silk Moire Blouse

  1. Wow double lucky on your silk top. I never try to bargain with native weavers the expense well worth the experience

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