Poly/Rayon/Spandex Fabric Uses Please?

Hi ,  my name is Leon.  I would like to know more about 62% POLY 33% RAYON 5% SPANDEX JERSEY

What are the benefits of using this fabric to make garments?

What are the disadvantages of using this fabric

What is the correct weight to use this fabric for dresses?

What kind of fabric defects can occur in making this fabric?

Please send me as much as info as possible when ready

I will appreciate this from you




One Response to “Poly/Rayon/Spandex Fabric Uses Please?”

  1. Kirsten Longly says:

    Hi Leon,
    Well first off, Polyester will help keep the material wrinkle free, Rayon makes the fabric very soft and Spandex gives it just that little bit of stretch. This fabric is going to have a nice flow and drape. The polyester will help with shrinkage too. Rayon tend to shrink a lot. As far as wight goes that’s really something you want to test out. I tend to make fabrics do what I want no matter the weight. It’s just how it is treated, whether it’s backed or lined or what have you. Also what style of dress are you going for. Light and airy? Heavy winter? these are things YOU need to determine in your designing. Then match your fabric weight and weave to what best suites the designs. Like I have told many people, build yourself a fabric swatch book, labeling the swatches with what they are, the weave, weight, thread count, type of finishes, dyes used anything that might be relevant to building your knowledge library. Having something on hand to feel and refer to is much better than guessing and then buying hundreds of yards of fabric that you then can’t use.
    Hope that helps.