Silk Chiffon Fabric Ivory 8156/01 by James Hare is a light-weight plain woven sheer pure silk which is dyed exclusively in France. Whether you are creating a bespoke Wedding Dress or an outfit for a Special Occasion, such as your Prom Gown or Ball Gown, we have something to suit your needs. Typically this wonderful fabric is also ideal for making stunning blouses, scarves, trouser suits with matching tops, dresses and lingerie.
Early Chiffon was made purely for Silk and has always been considered a premium option due to its smooth texture and shimmering appearance. The fabric is woven of alternate twist yarns. Designer’s love and favour silk chiffon over its synthetic rivals because of its luxurious quality. The synthetic alternatives are also much less drapey.
A symbol of wealth and available from the 1700’s its name stems from the French word ‘chiffe’ which means cloth or rag. Pure Silk Chiffon has always had an international appeal, not least of all in the use of traditional Saudi Arabian caftans. Most commonly used as an overlay to add an essence of floating elegance to Bridal Gowns, Wedding Dresses and Prom Dresses or Evening Gowns.
Because of the slippery nature of this amazing fabric, it can be difficult to work with. Do not let this put you off as the end result will not disappoint! The key is to work very slowly with the gorgeous fabric. When you are cutting out and sewing, place it on a non-slip surface. Ensure your machine needle is new and sharp.
Synonymous with elegance in the fashion world for luxury garments; the chic transparent appearance of pure silk chiffon coming from the semi-mesh weave and light-weight texture.
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