16 Aug 2016

Wedding Gown Fabrics

Wedding Gown Fabrics

Brocade features interwoven, raised designs, characterized by a satin weave background, using one or more fillings to create the motif or artwork within the fabric.

Chiffon is a delicately sheer fabric with a simple weave. It is lightweight with a soft drapable finish.

Dotted Swiss is a sheer, very lightweight, muslin fabric embellished with raised dots, evenly spaced throughout.

Eyelet Lace is identified with its small, unsymmetrical holes or perforations finished with a buttonhole stitch, often creating a floral pattern.  It has also been described as an open weave embroidery.

Faille (pronounced: “file”) is a shiny, tightly woven fabric made of silk or rayon and has a crosswise rib effect.

Moire is generally made of a polyester or silk taffeta patterned to glisten like water when seen in  defused light.

Point d’esprit is a polyester net with the yarns sewn together in such a way as to create a diamond pattern

Polynet is the netting most often used to make yokes and sleeves.  Schiffli embroidery is often found on this net and it is popular to attached beaded and sequined appliques as well.

Organza is a transparent, simply woven fabric with a reflective, crystal-like appearance.

Satin is an opaque fabric, woven in a satin weave and features a smooth finish.

Slipper Satin is a light, soft, closely woven, satiny feeling fabric that shines in the light.

Italian Satin is a heavier satin fabric, brimming with body, featuring an antique sheen.

Taffeta is a popular wedding fabric, which may be used as either the lining or outer fabric of a gown.  It will have either a matte or shiny finish and will be fairly stiff when used for the outer layer.

Tulle is tiny, meshed net of a silk, cotton or synthetic fabric, usually found in layers, covering a full satin skirt.

Tullonet is a coarse net used to give fullness such as seen in crinoline slips.

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