The bouclé fabric is made of silk (at least 90% of the fabric) and I'm much inclined to sew it without pretreating the fabric in any way. I'm afraid the fabric will not have the same beautiful shine after washing it or will otherwise change.
Furthermore it's an expensive piece of fabric, and I just bought enough to make a short Chanel style jacket. I don't have any length to test with.
What should I do? I'd appreciate your opinion.