Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chickey My First Polyester
NOTE: My actual fabric purchase was white silky charmeuse with solid black polka dots, but I have a swatch of this colorway and the fabrics are indeed the same!
This fabric is true to the description given -- very drapey and silky. I used it to make a wearable muslin from a drapey top pattern and it turned out better than expected. I serged the edges before prewashing on cold and tumble-drying medium. I also used Sullivan's fabric spray to stabilize the fabric before cutting: I definitely recommend this stuff, and it washes out perfectly. I used French seams for construction because this fabric frays a lot.
Because this is 100% polyester, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a 100% COTTON MUSLIN PRESS CLOTH if you want to get a good press on it. A low-temp iron won't press it flat, and neither will a silk organza press cloth on this polyester: USE MUSLIN (which is lame because it's not transparent like organza, but it's doable!), and as high a temperature setting as the fabric can handle. Press some test swatches and see what works with your iron settings!
I will likely order the silky poly charmeuse again, but I would only use it for drapey tops that have as few seams as possible to avoid a huge pressing headache (such as the StyleArc Skye Top). Also, when this fabric goes on sale, it's a killer deal. :)
April 14, 2016