Georgette is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crepe 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Originally made from silk Georgette is made with highly twisted yarns.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 twists yarns in both warp and weft.
Georgette is made in solid colors and prints and is used for blouses, dresses, evening gowns, sarees and trmmings. Georgette has a very light and drape hand, rendering it best suited to loose flowing garments and inappropriate for more structured pieces. Silk georgette is relatively delicate, but varieties made with synthetic fibers can be more resilient to damage. The crepe style S- and Z- twist weave makes the fabric springier and less lustrous than the closely related chiffon.
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