Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Definition a Day: Challis Fabric

Cotton silk challis scarf from Dries van Noten at Barneys

Challis is one of those fabrics that can be found in cotton, silk, wool, rayon or a blend.  Originally made from wool, it is a lightweight, spun yarn, plain weave balanced fabric.  It is a great go-to fabric for suits, skirts and dresses because it drapes lovely and has a nice soft finish.
Wool Challis from Theory at Mood Fabrics

Rayon challis from the Vogue Fabric Store

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