Organza • Organza Fabric • Silk Organza • Polyester Organza • Nylon Organza • Rayon Organza
A crisp, sheer, lightweight plain weave fabric made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester. In silk, the stiffness comes from the natural gum that remains on the fibers after processing. In man-made fibers, the stiffness is engineered. In bridal gowns with an overskirt, organza is a beautiful choice, having just enough body to stand out yet still move nicely. In bridal gowns that have large puffy sleeves, an interlining of organza will hold the shape without adding bulk. It is also used as an interfacing where sheerness is a factor. Organza pinafores and Peter Pan collars are traditional for little girls.
Sandra Betzina in her book More Fabric Savvy recommends Silk Organza as a press cloth because "it can withstand high heat, you can see through it and you can throw it in the washing machine and the dryer."
Not Just Organza Fabric
Organza fabric is just one of the fabrics we carry that are classic choices for blouses and dresses. Our site also offers chiffon, charmeuse , georgette , crepe and peau de soie fabric. The common denominator among these fabrics is that, like charmeuse, they have a long history as generic silks but have been very successfully imitated in polyester. For reasons of both cost and ease of care, polyester has taken over from silk for both bridal gowns and prom dresses. However, designers still much prefer silk and where cost and practical concerns are not at issue, silk is still the fabric of choice.