Faille

Faille is a silk fabric having fine transverse ribbing.

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weave

 Plain weave;  an addition of a thicker yarn in the weft creates a crosswise rib on the surface.

 

fiber

Silk, or manufactured fibers in the warp; usually cotton or cotton blends, sometimes wool or silk  in the weft.

 

fabric face

  Relatively strong and durable. Glossy and lustrous. Ribbed – but not very prominent — surface.

 

Fabric design

  By using warp and weft yarns of different colours, an effect of iridescence is achieved.

 

hand

 Smooth, soft and silky.

 

fabric drape

Easy to drape.

 

fabric weight

Mid- to heavy-weight fabric.

 

Sewing

It has an affinity for taking a crease.

 


 

match

Taffeta’s ribs are even finer, while bengaline’s are heavier than faille’s.

 

history

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 Best use for:

 

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Special occation dresses, skirts, underskirts, spring coats, suits, and also millinery.

 

 


 

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