Saturday, August 29, 2009

What is organza?

Many times people shop and buy items and not really know what type a fabric is made of and the uniqueness of the fabric. Today I've chosen to tell you about organza since it is what several vintage aprons are made of.

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Originally a lightweight silk fabric, organza is a plain weave that is created using nylon, polyester, and silk or a blend of any of the three which results in a translucent look. Nowadays, though many organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon, the most luxurious organzas are still woven in silk.

Chinese organza is still often made completely from silk filaments. Italian and French organza is generally sturdier and often includes nylon filaments as a blend with the silk. Organza produced in India and the United States often uses a mixture of nylon and polyester to create usable organza that is both cost effective and smooth to the touch.

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Organza has a number of uses around the house. They are great for window treatments, adding a romantic touch to the bedroom by applying as a netting over the bed, draping over lap shades and suspending and draping over the walls. Make sure to use the lamps that have low wattage so that the organza doesn't burn. They also can be used as room dividers too.

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When it comes to attire, organza is a staple of formal dresses and other feminine wardrobe items. Wraps that are overlaid with organza can produce a sophisticated look that will draw many admiring eyes. One of the main uses of organza is in the creation of wedding dresses that help to make the big day all the more special. Between wedding attire and uptown evening fashions, organza has a secure future in the world of fashion.

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  1. Great blog! My wedding dress had a layer of organza over it...gret shimmers! =)


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