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Crepe de Chine Fabric


Silk crepe de chine, from the French “crepe of China”, is a famously versatile silk, possessing a very glossy luster and a subtle texture, as well as a surprisingly light weight and truly excellent drape. The fabric, slightly more textured than silk 4-ply woven crepe, is made with tightly twisted weft yarns, or filling, running in reverse directions from left to right. These twisted yarns produce both the crepe texture of the material and its flexible drape. Silk crepe de chine is probably the most durable of cultivated silks – those woven of single, reeled strands – and is found to be exceedingly even and uniform in texture. Crepe de Chine textures of artificial silk are common and are often difficult to distinguish from the true silk. You will often find bridal gowns of Crepe De Chine to be easy flowing, luxurious, and easy to wear.



Silk crepe de chine is popular for 
bridal and formal evening wear, and also works well in blouses and men's shirts. Also used in home décor, the fabric lends a light and luxurious feel to any project. Silk crepe de chine is also an exceptionably forgivable silk when it comes to sewing, as it takes thread well and will typically not fray overly when cut. Dry cleaning is the recommended method of care for this fabric. If crepe de chine is properly taken care of, it will last for years to come and continue to look as luxurious as it did the day you purchased it. 

 
A beautiful example of Crepe de Chine - Eden Bridal Gown SL019 
 

 


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