Chiffon is generally used in evening and formal wear, since it drapes well and can add a floaty look to gowns and dresses. It is also notoriously difficult to work with, because of the slippery texture of the fabric. It is available in various colours. Chiffon is a textile made from silk, cotton, nylon, polyester, or rayon. It tends to be sheer, with a faint shimmer and a simple weave.
Due to having rich shimmer and slick texture chiffon fabric is often costly. Because silk chiffon is made from a natural fiber, it tends to be more expensive than synthetics, and it also needs to be dry cleaned. Silk is also used to make georgette, which drapes and behaves like chiffon. Another natural fiber, cotton, is sometimes used to make chiffon, although the resulting fabric is more matte and less floaty.
Commonly synthetic materials are used to make chiffon, since most synthetics take dye well, are relatively cheap to make, and they tend to be powerful. It should be hand washed with cold water only science this fabric is very delegate , and never run through a washing machine. You can gently hand wash polyester chiffon with warm water and soap. As for delicate silk chiffon fabric, dry cleaning is mostly advised. Dryers with hot temperature are not recommended to dry polyester chiffon fabric or most other sheer fabrics. Chiffon georgette fabric dries fast in an open surrounding
Hot Ironing chiffon items are strictly not recommended. Polyester and nylon fabrics will immediately stick to the hot iron. Steaming a few inches away, and cold ironing are good choices, with care. Synthetics are also just as challenging to work with as silk, since they are also slippery.
Chiffon is used in tops, skirts, and dresses as well as in scarves, belts, and accents.
Chiffon fabric has endless color choices. Like most textile fabrics black and white are the most popular colors. The variety of color choices make it easy for the designers to achieve their goal creating fashion gowns, skirts or silk chiffon scarves.