Tuesday, March 16, 2010

✂-Designer's Tip of The Day- Lightweight Silks

Luxurious and sometimes expensive, lightweight silks are comfortable to wear year-round. Crepe de Chine, charmeuse, silk organza, foulard, China silk and georgette chiffon are just a few to name.

Fabric Characteristics-
-Lightweight silks are comfortable to wear.
-Firmly woven fabrics do not fray badly.
-Most lightweight silks are easily marred by machine needles, pins, and ripping.
-Puckered seams and skipped stitches are sometimes a problem.
-Seam slippage is a problem at stress points
-Chiffon and other soft silks are more difficult to sew than crisp silks.

Lightweight silks are drape really well and are perfect for styles such as blouses, skirts and dresses.

Source- Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide. Fabric shown is a 55% Silk 45%Rayon Burnout, currently being carried at The Designer's Lounge.

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