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What is Silk Georgette?

Silk Georgette

Fine, lightweight, plain weave, crêpe fabric, usually having two highly twisted S and two highly twisted Z yarns alternately in both warp and weft. Made of crepe yarn, silk georgette has a grainy texture, a sheer feel, and a thin, very dry hand. It is heavier than chiffon, and is similar to silk crepe, but is not as soft or lustrous as crepe. Georgette is durable, but snags easily. Drapes very fluidly, and falls into soft ripples.

With its creped surface, this sheer and strong silk fabric is great for blouses, bias-cut flared skirts, evening wear, dresses, and scarves. Doesn't show pin marks, and doesn’t hold a crease. Relatively difficult to sew.

Handle with care

Whilst silk georgette can look after itself for the most part, garments created from silk georgette require a little extra care. This is why we recommend following one of two options when it comes to washing; either hand wash in cold water using a mild detergent, or head to your local dry cleaner and leaves it in their expert hands. If you do decide to do the former, it’s very important that you don’t stretch your silk georgette garment whilst washing and air dry it away from direct sunlight. At any rate you should keep silk georgette garments away from direct sunlight, as this can fade the brilliant colours that the fabric was previously infused with!