Originally Posted by Kelley
I was just thinking start off with a plain-weave fairly lightweight silk and make the crinkles yourself / while dyeing. I know Dharma sells some plain silk along with their awesome dyes, though I've never bought their fabric.
To my eyes, the way the dress flows and drapes looks more like silk than linen, linen tends to look more wrinkly / crisp. Silk will also hold that treatment very well.
You'd probably have to line it, or wear a nude partial slip under it.
I'm looking at the Dharma site and would you recommend their raw silk
, hemp/silk blend
, or crepe de chine
, and what is the difference between the mm sizes on the different silks? I infer that to be the weight? If so, if you recommend a fairly lightweight silk then I should use 12mm?