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Frosted glass inspired fabric is there such thing ?

Hello,

So I am a new designer that is a beginner at sourcing fabrics. I’ve tried to learn the terminlogy of what I “think” I’m looking for but when I go to the garament district in Downtown LA I’m just lost and no one seems to know what I’m talking about or they would try to sell me anything for a sale.

Anyways I’m suppose to provide my patternmaker with all sorts of fabric information because they need to know what they are working with. My partner and I decided to push back our production for Spring/Summer because we do not want to cut any corners or waste anymoney of fabrics we cant use because they dont perform well or maybe do not fit into our line.

 

I have a few unique inspirations of what I want to use but its either I really do not know what the fabric may be or the fabric is super dense that air can’t come in or out leaving my wearer sweaty ect…and I dont want to reconstruct my peice.

So for one I came accross a picture of a shirt I really liked and for ages I was trying to figure out what material it was. It kind of look like silicone and then I found out it was made out of some sort of polyster that is used on shower caps and I knew that wasnt going to work. So then I thought of a material that looked like frosted glass would be ideal so it looked transparent but not really. Doese this exist ? if so what kind ?

– I do not want it to be exactly sheer.

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Second I was inspired by this Versace shirt but I cant tell if it is Organza. Which I doubt because it is a very cheap fabric

.Versace

By: Arielle

2 Responses to “Frosted glass inspired fabric is there such thing ?”

  1. Kirsten commented on Fabrics.net:

    Hi Arielle,

    The Varsace should be silk but I wouldn’t doubt that is a poly lame. I think what you are going to want is a good quality Silk cotton blend. Read more…

  2. Kirsten says:

    Hi Arielle,

    The Varsace should be silk but I wouldn’t doubt that is a poly lame. I think what you are going to want is a good quality Silk cotton blend. I have sen it done in a sheer or alnost sheer fabric and is quite nice. Don’t skimp on materials if you want to be known for quality. You probably need to invest in a couple books on materials and their makes and weights. Manufacturers have different ways of doing things so you are probably going to have to find out what the manufacturer wants. A really good way to get to know your fabrics is to keep a swatch book of you own making of sample fabrics that tell what the fiber content is.
    Hope that helps.
    Kirsten