Georgette is a type of fabric that is woven from silk and synthetic textiles. Aside from pure silk, this fabric can also be produced from other synthetic fibers like viscose, polyester, and rayon. It is detailed with intricate draping and has a puckered surface.
Blouses Dresses, Gowns, Saris, Lining & Scarves
Georgette (from crêpe Georgette) is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric named after the early 20th century French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante.
Originally made from silk, Georgette is made with highly twisted yarns. Its characteristic crinkly surface is created by alternating S- and Z-twist yarns in both warp and weft.
Georgette is a woven fabric that is tightly twisted in z-twist and s-twist yarns. These twists are made in alternate directions and are responsible for the crinkled finish on the fabric’s surface. The jacquard weave or satin weave is also used to weave georgette. They produce jacquard georgette and satin georgette respectively.
This fabric was first produced with silk, making it an inspirational and luxurious fabric. Today, different georgette fabric types are made with their unique characteristics, but its silk form remains the most expensive. There are also polyester and viscose georgettes which are less breathable and cheaper than the natural silk form.
Georgette has various printings which keep up with fashion trends, mainly in botanical, floral, and tropical prints. However, this fabric is difficult to embroider, which is why the embroidered version is usually more expensive.
- Breathable and Lightweight
- Nice Drape
- Sheer Effect
- Slight Stretch
- Holds Dye
- Easy to Handle
GEORGETTE VS CHIFFON
You might wonder, what is georgette’s characteristics that make it different than that of chiffon? Well, chiffon is a flowing and lightweight fabric, which means that it clings nicely to the body. It is good for different styling, especially those that require drapings like empire waist dresses. It is often draped in different layers and can be sheer too.
Chiffon fabric is good for pastels and muted colors since it has no distinct sheen. This allows it to fit well with delicate colors. This fabric also has an accordion subtle pleat with its “crinkle”. Its lightweight build makes it an ideal choice for daytime weddings or other outdoor events.
Initially, the fabric was restricted for trimming and layering purposes. With the passage of time, the fabric has been branched into many sub categories. The various kinds of Georgette currently available are:
- Jacquard Georgette fabric
- Nylon Georgette fabric
- Viscose Georgette fabric
- Silk Georgette fabric
- Polyester Georgette fabric
- Satin Georgette fabric
If what you seek is clingy and flowing, then Georgette is your best friend. With its crepe-like texture and its unusual strength when compared to its counterparts, Georgette is widely favored for springy and lively gowns and dresses. The tendency of the fabric to drape very well makes it an apt choice for many women who love the soft silky yet comfortable look.
Due to its thin texture, the Georgette fabric is also light weight and easy to handle. For this reason the fabric is also used as a layer in a larger garment without adding to the weight of the overall costume or giving out a bulky look. It was a very popular fabric in the 1930s for the bouncy effect in the gowns worn by the women of that era.
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