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Overall Rating for Silk 6 Ply Woven Crepe Fabric
I used this for my wedding dress, which is a 1920s knee-length flapper-style dress. It drapes beautifully and has a lovely subtle sheen - so it's perfect if you want something that drapes well, but which doesn't highlight every lump and bump! It was quite tricky to cut, because the fabric is very slippery and it moved and pulled quite a lot. I had several interfacted sections in the dress, and I found that the fabric seemed to shrink up vertically with the iron-on interfacing. (I ironed on the interfacing through a cotton tea-towel, using the "wool" setting on the iron.) I found that the best solution to this was to cut the fabric pieces slightly larger than the pattern, then iron on the interfacting, and then mark the stitching lines with tracing paper from the paper pattern. This alleviated the shrinkage problem and also the fact that the fabric slid around quite a bit - and it made sure that the sticthing lines were accurate. The fabric sews very well using an fine 70-grade needle - I used regular seams with overlocked edges rather than French seams and it worked beautifully. The only downside to this fabric is that it pulls *very* very easily, so I've had to be super careful while working with it - and even so, I've still managed to get a couple of tiny pulls. So while it's perfect for a wedding dress (where you only wear it once, so if you sit on something or brush against something which makes the fabric pull it's not a big deal!) - I don't think it would be good for everyday wear.