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Chiffon Fabric Advantages

To begin a project of any kind, it is essential to understand different fabric qualities and their uses. Fabric quality refers to the fabric type, while fabric content refers to the fibers that make it up. Your creative sewing process will benefit greatly from your fabric knowledge, as well as you'll save time and money. We will discuss one major fabric quality here: Chiffon.

Chiffon Fabric - What it is and how it is made?

Chiffon is a lightweight, highly breathable fabric used in evening wear, bridal wear, lingerie, and accessories. Silk, cotton, nylon, polyester, or rayon are common fabric contents of chiffon. A chiffon fabric can have many different contents, but they all have a few things in common, including sheerness, weight, and weave.

Chiffon fabrics were originally created in France as silk and then arrived in the United States where nylon and polyester yarns were used. The majority of today's chiffon is made from polyester in order to keep costs low and provide durability. Silk is a natural fiber that is very breathable and requires dry cleaning, whereas polyester is a synthetic material made of chemicals. 

What is the purpose of chiffon?

Chiffon is a staple in a woman's wardrobe, particularly for special occasions. Chiffon is often used in matching, layered bridesmaids' dresses, sheer, ruffled lingerie, baby-doll sleeves on sundresses, and wedding veils, among many other delicate garments. As a dressmaker, chiffon fabric is a staple for anything and everything evening wear, as it drapes beautifully and is easy to work with. If your chiffon garment is not intended to be totally transparent, make sure you like it. Lining fabrics for chiffon garments may be similar but opaque, such as CDC, satin, crepe, or mesh. 

Can you tell me what kind of chiffon I need?

For a more casual look, consider our Matte Jersey Chiffon colors, which are relatively affordable and have a bit of stretch. You may want to consider Pearl Silk Chiffon if you are looking for an ethereal, elegant look. As a lining or for a basic blouse, you can use Chinese High-Multi Chiffon. For a special occasion dress, are you looking for something with a novelty feel? Our iridescent and ombre chiffon qualities are worth checking out. You can always find new chiffons and quality fabrics for your next project or collection on our "Collections" page.

We offer a wide selection of chiffon fabrics here. Do you need a specific color? Here's where you can find what you need! We offer hundreds of colors in our NYC online fabric store. Do you want a custom fabric quality? To learn more about our production process and how to create a wholesale account, click here. To make Zelouf part of your next collection, be sure to keep an eye on our website for our vast array of colors, or contact us with custom bulk wholesale inquiries.

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