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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