Silk Heavy Charmeuse Fabric
Silk Heavy Charmeuse Fabric 100s Color Available
Silk heavy charmeuse fabric is a mid-weight to heavy-weight fabric, woven with a satin weave, where the warp threads cross over three or more of the backing, weft, threads. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish—lustrous and reflective—whereas the back has a dull finish. Silk heavy charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator. Silk heavy charmeuse fabric differs from plain satin in that charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight.
The luster and delicate hand make silk charmeuse suited to lingerie, flowing evening gowns, and drapery blouses. Bridal gowns sometime use silk charmeuse, however, the fabric does not hold a shape well, so it is not used for full, flared skirts; the charmeuse tends to cling and hang against the body. It is best suited to a more fluid, slinky bias cut, and is too fragile and flimsy for more tailored clothing.
Its uses in menswear include the lining of jackets and slacks, handkerchiefs, ties, and underwear such as silk charmeuse boxer shorts.
It is one of the more challenging silk heavy fabrics to sew and not recommended for beginners. The fabric is extremely slippery and difficult to control through the presser foot of a sewing machine. Seams have a tendency to pucker and pull; a smaller stitch length and finer thread can minimize this, though the experience of the sewer will impact the finished result as well. Silk heavy charmeuse fabric also tends to leave holes and marks where the fabric was pinned, making the manipulation of pattern pieces more challenging. For greater ease of sewing, a sizing product can be sprayed on before cutting and washed out after the garment is completed.
Silk heavy charmeuse fabric tears easily, especially when wet, so dry-cleaning is recommended. The look of satin is highly prized for dressy garments, since it flows well on the body and catches light in stunning patterns.
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