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Silk Chiffon

73 US$per one running metre
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SKU: 00063942

Characteristics

Composition: 100% Silk
Weight:27 g/m²
Width:137 cm
Manufacturer:Carnet
Country:Italy
Suitable For:Blouses, Dresses, Skirts

Description

This magnificent silk chiffon boasts an artistic floral print. Pastel background is covered by vague flower outlines in lilac and purple shades. Our chiffon has a slightly rough feel and a soft sheen. Lightweight and durable, it is more suitable for loose-fitting garments like flowy dresses, blouses and skirts.

What is Silk?

Silk has always been a highly prized cloth since it was first obtained thousands of years ago in China. Perfectly natural and breathable, it is considered the ‘queen of the fabrics’ and comes in a wide variety of textures. Silk is generally used in textiles and is one of the most popular choices both for evening dresses and casual wear – all because of its look, feel and hand. Silk fabrics are not only lightweight, but also resilient and strong. Lilac silk dresses are a sure way to be a hit at a prom or a cocktail party.

Silk Chiffon Fabric

Silk chiffon is a plain woven fabric created from twisted crepe yarns. It is lightweight and extremely sheer and has a soft, slightly bumpy texture. Chiffon resembles georgette in drape and feel, but is a touch lighter and more see-through. This fabric is surprisingly durable. Silk chiffons are available both in solid colors and in prints. They are often used for dresses and blouses, as well as skirts and other spring/summer apparel.

How to Sew with Silk Chiffon

Silk chiffon, as well as many other lightweight woven fabrics, is quite tricky to sew. Due to its slippery nature, this lilac silk fabric can be a real challenge for those who have just started their sewing lessons. There are several tips that can help you turn this silk chiffon into a beautiful piece of clothing.

  1. Always prepare your fabric before cutting. Pre-washing might work, but it all depends on the type of fabrics – sometimes only dry-cleaning is allowed. The best strategy is to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Dry-cleaning helps seal the pigment and ensure the fabric is a uniform color.
  2. If you need to secure your fabric, opt for fine and sharp silk pins. You may also use weights to keep it in place.
  3. Sharp scissors are a key to success. We recommend using special scissors for cutting silk.
  4. If you are using a sewing machine for your project, do not forget to choose the correct machine foot and needle. Silk chiffon loves larger stitch lengths. If you are working by hand, use sharp needles and special threads from reliable thread suppliers.
  5. Pressing is quite tricky, too. Silk fabrics are ok with ironing, but they don’t work well with water as it can leave water spots. Always test your cloth before pressing! We also recommend pressing your fabric on the reverse side with some kind of protection, like cotton batiste. Or, you could also use a special iron shoe.

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Fabric by the Yard: Measurement Conversion

All fabrics on our website are priced by the meter. The term "running meter" or "linear meter" is used in the fabric industry. To convert meters to yards, use the conversion factor 0.9144. In other words,
1 Yard = 0.9144 Meters
1 Metre = 1.0936 Yards

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