A couple years ago I found 2 beautiful silk pillow cases. One I used as is on my bed and the other
I used for a project in Lorraine's class. Our assignment was to make a garment featuring panels so I took a favorite vest pattern and was able to cut up the pillow cover and use it for the front panels of the vest. For the back of the vest I used an embroidered piece on the upper back.
I love the vest but unfortunately the embroidery has lots of long threads and it is easy to pull them. This will definitely be for special occasions.