A Simple Definition of Silk Crepe de Chine?

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Crepe de Chine, pronounced  [kreyp duh sheen] means literally, Crepe from China, however, there are several different weights which can be confusing.

Crepe has been popular for all fashions since its development in sixteenth century Bologna. Some notable silk crepes are 2 ply silk Crepe de Chine, 4 ply silk Crepe de Chine, Crinkle silk Crepe de Chine,  silk Double Georgette, and silk Crepe Backed Satin.

A crepe twist is simply  alternating 2 S- (left handed) twist and 2 Z- (right handed) twist  yarns in the weft or filling of the weave  which creates the pebble or crepe effect.

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Silk Crepe de Chine comes in several different weights, 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply, and 6 ply.  3 ply and 6 ply are usually available to designers.  Ply is the number of single yarns twisted together to form a ply yarn.  Thus 2 ply is two yarns twisted together, add another two yarns to the yarn twist and 4 ply silk crepe de chine is created add 2 more yarns and 6 ply is created and so on.  

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I did however found these heavy silk crepe de chine for HKD$ 160 per yard (that’s about £13 or USD$21) in royal blue and slate grey. The fabric is heavier then ones I’ve sewn before and it’s less than half the price than the

Garment care is dry clean only unless the fabric has been pre-treated by washing prior to garment construction.  




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