9 Things to Know about Georgette Fabric
What are 9 things you know about Georgette Fabric? This week I am doing a guest blog over at minerva.com reviewing McCalls pattern 7607. I use this particular fabric for the project. Be sure to give it a read, especially if this is a pattern that you have in your stash and haven’t used. I show you how it looks on a petite person in stripes. Personally, I am a fan of the look, but I am also biased so please support your girl and give it a read.
Georgette is very new to me. As many of you know I am a crepe fabric fanatic. I have tried them all so I was excited to branch out of my comfort zone.
Here’s what I learned about this new fabric type:
- It frays easily so make sure to serger, zig-zag stitch, or use fray check. If you use the last one please test it on a swatch first.
- The drape is amazing. It is perfect for a jumpsuit or a dress.
- Depending on the color and if you make a dress, you may need to add a lining to your garment.
- You can use pins to place fabric together and not have to worry about any holes remaining when you remove them.
- The fabric is extremely slippery so you have to place pins in the same direction as the zipper not horizontally.
- Loose-fitting tops, pants, or dresses are all the perfect garments you can make with this fabric.
- Lightweight interfacing worked just fine for me, but if you want to get fancy you can use silk organza.
- In my book, Fabric Savvy, they suggest using embroidery thread in silk or cotton, both of which I had none of. Instead, I used polyester thread and used a stitch length of 2.0 mm. There were no issues with puckering as the book advised would happen.
- I definitely recommend using the right needle to avoid puckering. I had a 70/10 available and that worked perfectly.
Overview of Georgette Fabric
My overall opinion on the fabric is that it’s pretty and great for hot summer months if you are making loose-fitting clothing. I found the zipper insertion to be troublesome, but I’m hoping my tip will save you from making the same mistake that I did. You do not want to seam ripping yours over and over as I did. If this wasn’t a deadline project I would have tossed it aside and moved on for a while, but I was determined to figure it out. I would work with this fabric again if the opportunity arises; however, crepe is still my favorite and go-to.
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How helpful were these tips? Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more posts about fabric types and advice.
Until next time…
I’m not familiar with fabrics and this is the first of me hearing about Georgette. From what I’d read, it’s so much that plays a part in sewing a dress and make it come to life. Your dress turn out perfect.
There definitely is. It’s more than fit. It all starts with choosing the right fabric.
I haven’t even looked into Georgette fabric, but it might be perfect for pants for me. (I avoid jeans and prefer lighter weighted fabrics.)
Yes! This fabric would be perfect. Very lightweight and airy.
I’m not that familiar with Georgette fabric either. This seems like a lightweight alternative to heavy pants fabric. I’m going to play around with it and see how I like it. I enjoyed the post (and the tips for working with this fabric.) I’ll keep it in mind.
It definitely is. I’m glad you found the tips helpful.