So, I have not only finished my silk bliaut. All hand sewn, which gos faster than one usually thinks. What stops med from hand sewing all my costumes is that my wrists and hands wouldn't be able to cope, since I have arthritis. I also sometimes find it boring, there's enough on a gown that has to be hand sewn that I sometimes make the long stright seams on machine before felling them by hand.
But, back top the bliaut in question. Trying to use as much of the pretty saree borders made me think about period silks and contruction and come up with a theory about trim on 11th and 12th century garments. It's here - enjoy!