Silk Chiffon Fabric
Browse our extensive collection of Silk Chiffon Fabric by James Hare available here at Silks & Crystals. 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.
Amongst the most popular fabric in our collection is our Silk Satin Chiffon Fabric in Ivory. The range is available in a stunning array of colours though, from Spiced Orange to Cream. A sumptuous light-weight and transparent silk with an elegant satin finish on one side. You can coordinate this beautifully with our Ivory Crepe Backed Satin; also available in an array of colour.
Our French Dyed Chiffon Fabric is dyed exclusively in France. A light weight sheer fabric with a plain weave. Again, the Ivory example coordinates beautifully with our Ivory standard weight Crepe Backed Satin Fabric as well as our stunning Silk Organza Collection.
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.
Order your Silk Chiffon Fabric Sample by James Hare today! It's the only way to experience the true look and feel of this stunning fabric….try before you buy!