Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gene Pearly white satin
I purchased this fabric to make my wedding gown. This satin is very elegant and I love the pearly sheen on the satin side. This is a very good quality satin that has the appearance of hammered satin. That's right. HAMMERED SATIN. The traditional, elite bridal fabric that is very expensive when made of silk. I thought that it might have been a sheer, lightweight, cheap-feeling fabric, but I was wrong about that. I am happy that this is such a lustrous, beautiful material. I have not cut it yet, but when I do, I can tell you that it will not slip. The crepe backing of the weave is like a regular polyester broadcloth with an opaque matte finish. The fabric has no obvious sizing as far as I can tell, but I will still wash it before use. I purchased 9 yards of this fabric. My design required 7 yards of fabric on the grainline. My desire is to cut my pieces on the bias, so I added two yards for insurance. It is awesome that you get 1 extra inch of fabric per yard, so I actually have 9 yards and 9 inches of fabric. I checked the grainline and it is obvious to find the thread and check for grain perfection. The bias is a true 45 degree angle and I will be able to match my pieces correctly. As far as washing goes, I am going to have to either serge all the unfinished edges or forego washing since I will most likely only dry clean the gown once it is complete. Satin can be washed on a delicate setting and then dried on the lowest heat setting possible in the dryer. Ironing out the wrinkles requires dampening the fabric and using a press cloth to prevent shiny spots. I am so very happy about this purchase, and I am thrilled to finally get started on my final version of the gown of my dreams!
May 19, 2014