Georgette is a light-weight, crinkled and sheer fabric, displaying an overall bouncy look. A strong absorbent, Georgette is easy to dye and has dull-rough texture. Georgette is woven in highly twisted yarns of S & Z, in both warp and weft. Georgette is woven in two forms: Pure and Faux. Pure Georgette is woven out of Silk yarns, while the Faux Georgette is woven from Rayon and Polyester.
Back in the 20th century, Madame Georgette de la Plante introduced the tenderness of a gorgeous fabric widely now known as ‘Georgette’. The most of its usage has been dated back to 1915. She was a French dressmaker, who like every other French ‘fashion designer’ (as they are known now), was an innovative individual who was well known for her ‘net finish’ of all her gowns and dresses.
It is highly believed that the main source of inspiration for this creation was the similar material ‘Chiffon’; Georgette is a more durable and a stronger fabric. It is sheer and comes in both translucent and opaque textures. Usually, this fabric gives out a crushed or twisted feel. This effect is very much appreciated as it tends to bring out more of the physique figure of the woman wearing it.
Originally Georgette was made from silk. It later included the usage of rayon blends. However, modern Georgette is mostly made with the use of synthetic filaments. The most intriguing part of the making of Georgette is the crepe-like twist. It is made with crepe weave by alternating between two ends of the right hand with two ends of the left- hand hard twist yarns.