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Chiffon Fabric for Dressmaking Projects

Chiffon Fabric is a dressmaking fabric that is incredibly popular for use in evening wear, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even more intimate garments such as lingerie. Here at Calico Laine, we stock an absolutely massive range of Chiffon fabrics with all kinds of weights, shades and widths available. With so much choice, there is bound to be something to suit all tastes and needs, no matter what your dressmaking project is.

Our Chiffon Fabric is perfect for all kinds of garments and it is sought after for its ethereal and elegant appearance. Its light, floaty nature means that it drapes well and is great for all kinds of techniques including pleating, gathering and so much more. It is a popular alternative for those who are not keen on wearing huge, extravagant gowns, but still want something beautiful to wear for a special occasion. One technique that we see used again and again both in dressmaking projects by our customers and fashion lines by designers is the use of layering - Chiffon over a base fabric (we recommend satin, taffeta and dress lining) creates a unique look every time you place it over a different fabric, and this is especially popular for garments such as bridesmaid gowns and prom dresses.

All of our Chiffon Fabrics are composed of 100% polyester, which guarantees that it will withstand repeated wears and washes over and over again while still maintaining its fantastic quality. There are many different types in our collection, ranging from the very lightweight cationic chiffon - a fabric created to imitate the look and feel of pure silk whilst still being available at a fraction of the price - to the gorgeous georgette, which is our most heavyweight chiffon fabric with a beautiful drape and texture.

If you are using Chiffon Fabric for purposes other than dressmaking, it is also a great choice for venue dressing and some soft furnishings. We have had a number of customers use our Chiffon for items such as floaty curtains, drapes over a bed and even as chair dressings for big events like weddings and parties. We offer complete rolls of Economy Chiffon in a selection of colours for this very purpose - these rolls are a fantastic money saver and the quality does not suffer, ensuring that your venue will look amazing no matter how big or small your budget is.

Have your used any of our Chiffon Fabric in your own dressmaking projects before? Do you have any personal recommendations of your own from our range? Leave a message on our Facebook page - we love to hear back from our customers!