(Closed) Who knows about fabric? Advise me, please!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Actually, faille is extremely sturdy and it takes a lot to wrinkle it. It’s a pretty common fabric to make formal dresses out of because it is to structured.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

This doesn’t help you at all but just wanted to say that i love the style of #1 but i too was unsure of fabric. So id love to here the responses someone has on this ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

True silk faille isn’t rough, its just a bit more stiff and structured than satin is.  My dress is made from silk faille and its not super floaty or smooth (as satin would be), but it won’t wrinkle, it has a much heavier feel, its not as shiny, and (IMHO) it looks very sophisticated.

What you’d get at david’s bridal is likely a polyester faille – which is not going to be nearly as smooth or luxe looking.  Polyester satins are more common (and cheaper to make) so they tend to look nicer.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@daydream – I wouldn’t say it looked cheap, but it definetly didn’t look like a luxe fabric. I dont know that’s just my opinion. I would love to see it on someone though to see, it probably looks alot better on a bride. But if you don’t love it i would just skip these dresses, don’t limit yourself with just DB. How do you feel about used dresses?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Daydreamwanderer, I think you are confusing two different topics, material and weave.

The material is what the fabric is made of: silk (natural, made from silkworms’ cocoons), cotton (natural, made from the cotton plant), wool (natural, made from sheep’s wool), or polyester (man-made, made from chemicals).

The weave is how the yarn or threads are woven: a satin weave will be shiny (but needs a shiny base like silk or polyester to make the shine), faile (with ribbing), knit (not woven, but knit), chiffon, etc.

Often (but not always) what makes a dress look expensive or not expensive is less the weave than the material.

I notice that you live in China, land of cheap dressmaking. Why don’t you have a dress made there, of silk? Definitely could be custom-done under $400.

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