What is georgette yarn

Crepe georgette

A collective name for all fabrics with a frizzy, unevenly grained surface structure that are coarser than chiffon. Crêpe georgette can be a delicate, fine fabric with a slightly transparent, matt shimmering look, or it can be thicker and stronger for e.g. coat fabrics.

Georgette is a flat woven fabric and is made either in crepe or plain weave. A crepe thread and heavily twisted silk threads are used for the warp and weft yarn, giving the material its typical sandy feel and structured surface. The different surface structures of georgette are often described with additional names such as: quadrillé, d´hiver, reversible, muslin, frisson, faille.

In addition to wool and silk, georgettes are also made from cheaper materials (cotton, viscose, polyester). Crêpe Frisson, for example, is a cotton georgette for dresses and skirts (almost unknown today). This type of silk is named after the designer Georgette de la Plante. Depending on the fabric construction, crepe georgette has a firmer grip than the related chiffon because it is heavier, less transparent and not restricted to certain raw materials and types of yarn.

Silk, polyester, wool, cotton, viscose filament or viscose fiber yarn, modal

Elaborate evening gowns, wedding dresses, women's outerwear such as blouses; heavier qualities are used for special occasions, weddings, confirmations, baptisms, etc. for both men's and women's wear; Home textiles; heavy georgette suitable for drapage

What must be considered when using crepe georgette?
Depending on the area of ​​application, the annoying, sandy to grainy handle should be taken into account. Use good linings for jackets and coats (e.g. acetate, polyester, venzia). Real georgettes can shrink a lot when ironed.

Advantages: Robust, tear-resistant, very durable, can be dyed very well (colors look intense), available in numerous colors, some can be draped. Forgive not such good seams either

Disadvantage: Very soft and pliable qualities, prone to pills. Real crepe georgette fabrics shrink strongly in the warp and weft in the laundry. Since crepe threads are very expensive, they are often only partially used in the weft and then result in a horizontal stripe image.