Crepeline

By | June 20, 2016
Silk Crepeline. Source: restore-products.co.uk

Silk Crepeline. Source: restore-products.co.uk

Part of the ‘Antique Fabrics’ series, this fabric isn’t necessarily extinct, but it was more popular in the past than the present.

A sheer, lustrous or semi-lustrous, wool, silk or cotton dress-weight fabric with a crepe effect. Used in garments for ladies and girls.

I’ve run across this one in several 19th-century catalog reproductions so, clearly, it used to be popular.

Today, silk crepeline is used in textile preservation. I haven’t encountered any variety for modern garment use. For a good-enough substitute, I’d suggest a lightweight crepe.

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