Over the past few months we have been slowly introducing Crepe De Chine to our shop and listing a few new colors here and there. As this was part of a huge deadstock purchase we brought in, they all were not easily accessible, until now! We have pulled out the remaining inventory and we are ready to really dig in and talk about this fabric!
Crepe De Chine is a 100% polyester woven fabric with no stretch whatsoever. It has a slight pebble texture similar to a wool dobby and a slight sheen on the right side. This fabric is a nice stable woven and perfect for beginners to practice with as it is not too slippery or "shifty". Despite being 80gsm, this fabric has nice coverage and is quite opaque making it ideal for blouses, skirts, dresses and linings to name a few! We asked our team to sew up a few samples in order to give you some real life examples of what can be made with this fabric!
Christina sewed up the "Fuchsia" color and made a Victory Tank from Chalk + Notch Patterns. This top is a great wardrobe staple that can be easily layered with a cardigan or blazer during the cooler months!
Kyema used sewing pattern #4656 from Lekala Patterns in the "Ruby" color. I hadn't heard of this company before and was surprised to learn that they use CAD software to produce a pattern specifically for your measurements. No wonder this top fits her perfectly!
Kamali made a stunning Tempest Gown from Socialite Patterns in the "Mocha" color. When we saw her photos for the first time, we all said she looked like a Goddess! With the glow of the sun setting, and her poses, combined with the floor-length dress, there is simply nothing else that comes to mind! She has sewn another pattern from this designer before which was equally as beautiful!