Voile

Voile is a thin, plain-weave, semitransparent fabric that have woven in stripes; or can have other surface patterning applied.

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weave

 Plain weave; made stiff becasue of tight twist (called voile twist) of fine yarns.

 

fiber

 Cotton, or cotton blends with linen, polyester, rayon. There is also a wool voile, and a silk, polyester or nylon voile.

 

fabric face

Sheer fabric. Patterns are woven into fabric structure.

 

Fabric design

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hand

 Soft, moderately stiff, elastic, slightly sharp, porous. lightweight fabric.

 

fabric drape

A nice crisp drape.

 

fabric weight

Lightweight fabric.

 

Sewing

It’s easy to cut, sew, and press.

 


 

match

Voile is very similar to chiffon. It is also close to lawn, but softer.

 

history

The term comes from French, and means veil.

 


 Best use for:

 
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Blouses, shirts, dresses (either in multiple layers or laid over a second material), nightgowns, lingerie, children’s clothing. Rarely used for bridal wear, party dresses, trim and millinery.

 

Curtains

Interrior:  curtains (mostly from  polyester or nylon voile).

 


 

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