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Silk Georgette

silk-georgette

A soft, sheer silk fabric with a slightly pebbled surface, similar to but heavier than chiffon.

For soft and elegant garments - a blouse, a skirt, or a scarf - silk georgette is a perfect choice. Silk georgette resembles silk chiffon, but it is crepier and less lustrous. It is also less sheer than chiffon.

It has a slightly pebbled, matte surface created by the silk crepe yarns used in weaving it. This texture is the result of the alternating right-hand and left-hand twist yarns used in both the warp and weft.

Prewash georgette to remove sizing; hand-washing is recommended. Dry by laying the fabric flat and allowing it to air dry.

Use georgette for blouses, scarves, dresses and skirts.

Tips & Tricks

Use a straight-stitch needle and throat plate to prevent fabric from being pulled into the needle opening.

Use 2-ply lightweight embroidery thread for seams in georgette.

Use a size 60/8 Microtex needle for best results.

French seams are recommended, as they are secure and eliminate the necessity to finish seam allowances.

Avoid backtacking seams in georgette; instead pull the top thread through and tie off.

For understitching, hand stitch using a pickstitch through the facing and seam allowances.

If you must topstitch, do so by hand, using a running stitch.

A baby hem is an elegant finish to a georgette garment.

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