Sewing with it is quite another story.
The main difficulty is that this slip was based on a vintage pattern and is cut on the bias. The silk easily warps and stretches.
Throughout the process of making this slip I kept saying never – ever – again will I make something out of silk.
Then one gets to the wearing part and is just such a beautiful fabric that hmmm… maybe one day I will again.
Cotton on the other hand, I was happy to attempt twice. While the fabric is easy to sew, it gets a little tricky when you sew the back piece bodice piece on upsidedown! I only realised that this was the case when making the white one. (Entirely my doing, Bev would not have been witness to such a silly move!)
The pattern is pictured below together with the final white one and close-up of the heirloom work.