Every morning, I read two newspapers: the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. I figure the truth lies somewhere in between. Well, this morning there was an article in the Wall Street Journal Off Duty section titled, “Better Beauty Sleep” (WSJ online subscribers can click on the link to see the article. I’m not sure if you can see the whole article if you don’t subscribe.) It’s a fun article and I agree that sleeping on a silk pillowcase is a good idea for keeping your face crease-free and your blow-out tidy. Then I get to the punch line.
1. The Softie … Silk Charmeuse Classic Standard Sham, $140
2. The Custom Fit … Silk Standard Pillow Case in Blush, $100
3. The Splurge … Silk sham with Lace and Rose Embroidery, $745
4. The Modern Take … Swan Lake Sham, $173
Are you freaking kidding me? $100 and up (and up and up) for a silk charmeuse pillow sham??? Thanks, I’ll make my own. Here’s what it takes:
2 yards of Silk Charmeuse from Gorgeous Fabrics, $36
Matching Thread, $2
You can make a sham or a plain pillow case in less than 30 minutes and voila! You have just saved yourself between $62 and $707. Wowzers!
I think I’ll make myself one this afternoon. Now, aren’t you glad you sew?