A sheer, dull, easily draped fabric originally of silk—now also manufactured fibers and even wool—in a balanced plain weave. The crepe texture is achieved by highest twist yarns in both warp and weft. Every one to two yarns the direction alternates from S-twist to Z-twist. It is much like chiffon, only slightly more crepe-textured and heavier. Georgette is named after a late 19th-century French fashion designer named Madame Georgette de la Plante. Georgette is also called crepe georgette and georgette crepe.
Uses: Blouses, evening wear, lingerie, millinery, curtains and scarves
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