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Date: 10/4/12 1:18 PM

Is georgette close enough to crepe de chine to be replaced in a pattern calling for crepe de chine?

How do the two compare in terms of drape and opacity?

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Date: 10/4/12 2:10 PM

Well, they both come in various weights and thickness, but in general, I'd say my crepe de chines are more opaque than my georgettes.

Crepe de chine, although not terribly high-gloss, tends to be shinier than georgette, which has a distinctive 'pebbly' texture and is matte.

You can mouse over large images of both fabrics here.

The two fabrics have different personalities: Georgette drapes really nicely, but tends to be floaty or kind of perky. Crepe de chine has a definite slink factor. That said, there are patterns which could go with both.

If you can, get samples of each fabric. When they're in your hand, you'll understand what I mean.

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Date: 10/4/12 6:43 PM

Thanks, Elona, that makes perfect sense. I think that I need the less floaty qualities of crepe de chine for this pattern.

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