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.