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What is Silk Charmeuse?

Image via Flickr Silk Charmeuse pronounced [shahr-moos] is  a lustrous satin on one side, pebble type crepe on the other side.  Both sides can be used to create dramatic one color interest with texture by alternating satin then crepe sides.  Silk Charmeuse drapes like water, feels like liquid on the skin. And now Vera Wang talks about Wedding dresses and silk charmeuse:  Advice from Vera Wang! http://www.marys.com3/13/13 For daring and provocative, I recommend silk charmeuse; one of the most glamorous and luxurious fabrics, it was a favorite of Hollywood sirens such as Jean Harlow. However, silk charmeuse as well as jersey and chiffon are … Silk Charmeuse can sometimes be tricky to sew as one blogger discovered:Lining of the Macaron – zilredloh http://zilredloh.com/Feb 11 It went a lot faster than I would have guessed given the fact that it’s silk charmeuse, one of the slickest & shiftiest fabrics ever. The yoke of the bodice was underlined in matching silk charmeuse and bound with bias strips so there was no need to line the top portion of the bodice as well. Using tissue paper strips on the top of the seam you are sewing as well as a tissue paper strip on the bottom of the seam you are sewing can make sewing with slippery fabrics easier.  After sewing the seam, just tear the tissue paper away and discard. Image via Flickr Silk Charmeuse is beautiful in blouses, draped dresses, lingerie, sheets, pillowcases and bias cut evening gowns.   Apply perfume and/or deodorant before you put on your silk garment.  Small drops of hair spray can and will add unwanted spots to silk fabric.    Silk that has been pre-treaterd or washed prior to construction can be washed easily at home.   One blogger found a wonderful baby blanket that I am sure is washable.  Scout-a Mom’s guide to stylish living – The very best baby blanket http://feedproxy.google.com/Feb 7 It is made of a super soft, organic velour and edged with a natural silk charmeuse ruffle. What I love about it is the size and the weight. It’s not too big, so she can have it in the crib with her. Yet, it’s just big enough to cover her up on cold nights. The language of silk is used to describe perfume?  Now Smell This – Parfums M Micallef Ylang in Gold – fragrance review – Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com/Dec 10, 2012 I have to go back to silk here — Ylang in Gold wears like a honey-toned charmeuse gown. Ylang in…
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Stains on Charmeuse

I have a charmeuse slip dress that has the imprint of the hang tag on it when it was steamed. I have tried Grandmas Secret on it to remove the imprint. Not much luck. I do not want to rough up the material by rubbing it very hard. What do you recommend and what is a good all round stain remover for delicate fabrics? Thank you By: Sallie

Stretch Silk Charmeuse Fabric by the Yard

Stretch Silk Charmeuse (Sponged) is Silk Charmeuse that is 94% silk and 6% Lycra. It is a light satin with semi-lustrous face and dull back. Body and drape are excellent for dresses, blouses, home deco and scrumptious nightwear where a light stretch is desired.  Weight 19 momme. There are different colors available for this kind of fabric. You can choose stretch charmeuse here.      

Silk Charmeuse Sheets

Choosing Your Silk Charmeuse Sheets Image via Flickr Image via Flickr     Silk charmeuse is known for its soft and smooth texture with a natural sheen. While it best fits lingerie and luxurious gown, it is also a perfect fabric for sheets!  Silk naturally helps to regulate temperature making these premium silk sheets extremely comfortable.             Samples of Charmeuse Sheets   Twin Bed Sheets: Silk Charmeuse Sheet Set – Ivory – Twin Set Prices … twinbedsheetsbu.blogspot.com3/19/12   Silk Charmeuse Sheet Set – Ivory – Twin set Classic sheet sets or individual sheet in solid colors, which make these silk charmeuse bed linens a necessary addition to any bed ensemble. All Empress Silk sheets are seamless, …   Benefits of Silk Sheets made by 100% Pure Mulberry Silk www.silkbedding4u.com All of our silk bedding sheets are made from 100% pure mulberry silk that has been mixed with cotton, nylon, and other synthetic fibers.     4 Pcs Luxurious 100% Mulberry Silk Charmeuse Sheet Set Queen … silkbedsheetsclearance.blogspot.com4/10/12   We brings a good solid wide selection associated with 4 Pcs Luxurious 100% Mulberry Silk Charmeuse Sheet Set Queen Silver Gray with quality and FREE shipping upon qualified orders. Our internet store are in associated …

Silk Charmeuse Designs: Charmeuse as your day to night clothing

We often have wardrobe problems especially when the dress that we wear for office does not fit tonight’s dinner or a girls night out. But mind you, silk charmeuse can transform you elegantly from a busy office wear to an after-work makeover. Swooning over this gorgeous silk charmeuse tie neck top, which can take you from your desk during the day to drinks after work.               Silk charmeuse bow tie halter top. Sleeveless top with high neckline and large bow at front center above a keyhole. Pleats fall from inset empire waist. Gathering around back. Large back keyhole with two button closure at back neckline.                     Silk Charmeuse Dress. The lustrous look of the silky navy blue and the pleated neckline. The cap sleeves and wrap belt are features that flatter any body type. The side pockets are a sweet addition to this lovely dress.       More bright and exciting fabric ideas on our next post here at Fabrics.net!

Sewing Silk Charmeuse

Yesterday, we discussed how to sew on your silk charmeuse. Since it is an expensive material, you can take it slowly or run the risk and buy another fabric. As a continuation of yesterday’s post, on How to Sew Silk Charmeuse, here are other tips on how to handle this luxury fabric. Controlling the fabric Charmeuse can be slippery. To control the personality of the fabric, lay it flat over a layer of tissue paper to cut out your pattern. Use weights or silk pins, and cut through the paper and the fabric at the same time.  If you have problems with the silk slipping as you sew, pin the two layers to small strips of tissue paper and tear the tissue off after seaming. Ways to use your charmeuse Blouses, dresses, evening wear, bridal wear, skirts, tops, tees, scarves, and upscale lingerie. Sewing patterns and styles You can use the following as creative ways to sew your fabric. However make sure you work first on a scrap before working on a full garment. 1. Pintucks 2. Lace applications 3. Beading 4. Multiple topstitching 5. Bias cuts 6. Ruffles 7. Ruching Watch out for more tricks and tips from fabrics.net.  

Silk Charmeuse for a Structured Shirt

Most people referred to silk charmeuse as the best fabric for gowns and lingerie because of its smooth texture and good drape. But a good tailor can make anything out of it. Here is a sexy military silk charmeuse shirt, a stretch silk charmeuse shirt flaunts a blousy fit that pairs perfecty with jeggings or skinny cords. With stand collar and split neck and Henley placket has buttons that start at the bust, it gives you the structured bearing yet sexy. Adding chest patch pockets feature a trio of pleats and long sleeves sport a button and tab for a stylish roll sleeve with straight back yoke and center box pleat. Button cuffs. Shirttail hem. 93% silk, 7% spandex. This shirt totally disagree that only lingerie fits a silk charmeuse.