What is dupioni silk fabric?
Dupioni silk fabric is a hypoallergenic and crisp fabric that is elegant and chic. Silk Dupioni fabric is woven with 100% natural, differently colored, silk threads which appears iridescent and lustrous. Silk Dupioni fabric is perfect for crafting luxurious apparel and decor.
What is dupioni silk used for?
Dupioni silk fabric is can be used for glamorous apparel and luxurious décor. Some chic Silk Dupioni fabric apparel ideas include, dresses, blouses, and pants. Silk Dupioni fabric can also be used to craft décor such as bedding, table linens, drapery, wall art, and more. Are you interested in seeing a Silk Dupioni fabric dress tutorial? Click here. types of basic sewing stitches for beginners
How to soften dupioni silk?
Dupioni silk can safetly be softened by using a clothes iron or press on damp silk dupioni fabric. First soak Silk Dupioni fabric with room temperature water, and allow the fabric to air dry until lightly damp. Next set your clothes iron or press to a silk or medium heat setting. Finally, cover you Silk Dupioni fabric with a cotton pressing cloth and iron or press until dry. After ironing or pressing damp Silk Dupioni fabric, it will be noticably softer.
What is the difference between silk dupioni and silk taffeta?
While there are many similarities between silk dupioni and silk taffeta, there are also some differences between the two fabrics. Silk Dupioni fabric is woven using a dupioni weave, and has a full, crisp, uneven texture. Silk Taffeta fabric is also crisp, but is woven with an even ribbed weave; thus Silk Taffeta fabric is smoother, thinner, and has a lighter weight.