I love both Dharma Trading Co's and Thai Silks' silk organzas. Thai Silks has it in several colors which is nice, but honestly it dyes so easily that I'd rather get plain vanilla from Dharma and dye it myself. I use Dyelon dye from Hancock Fabrics. Couldn't be easier--just pour the stuff in a bucket of water and poke the silk in, wait, pull it out and wash. There are some great simple silk-friendly dyes at www.silkthings.com
, too, that I have used and like.
Anyway, I have split bolts from Dharma with friends on a large order of silk organza. You sure can't beat the price. I go through the stuff pretty regularly, so buying by the bolt is not a problem.
Martha, I wear knit tops, sweaters or tailored blouses with my silk doupioni pants--pretty much anything that I would wear with any pair of pants. Since I don't wear jeans much (only on hikes with DH) my doupioni pants get a workout. I have a TNT Burda pattern that I have often used for them.
Oh, and as a point of clarification, the slim pants that I have where the silk organza underlining shredded were wool underlined with black silk organza. I've underlined with black silk organza before and since, but that particular piece came from a vendor with whom I no longer do business anyway. Lesson learned I guess.
ETA: Here's a link with info about Dylon dyes: Dylon Fabric Dye for Hand Use