Charmeuse (French: [ʃaʁmøz]) is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave, in which the warp threads cross over four or more of the backing (weft) threads. These float threads give the front of the fabric a smooth, reflective finish, whereas the back has a dull finish. It can be made of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. Silk charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator. Polyester charmeuse is cheaper and can often withstand machine washing, but it does not breathe as well as silk. Charmeuse differs from plain satin in that charmeuse has a different ratio of float (face) threads.

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  • Šarmé je pletenina nebo tkanina s dvojitou vazbou . Název pochází z francouzského charmeuse = lichotnice. (cs)
  • Charmeuse (French: [ʃaʁmøz]) is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave, in which the warp threads cross over four or more of the backing (weft) threads. These float threads give the front of the fabric a smooth, reflective finish, whereas the back has a dull finish. It can be made of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. Silk charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator. Polyester charmeuse is cheaper and can often withstand machine washing, but it does not breathe as well as silk. Charmeuse differs from plain satin in that charmeuse has a different ratio of float (face) threads. The luster and delicate hand make charmeuse suited to lingerie, flowing evening gowns, and draped blouses. Bridal gowns sometimes use charmeuse; however, the fabric does not hold a shape well, so it is not used for full, flared skirts; the charmeuse tends to cling and hang against the body. It is best suited to a more fluid, slinky bias cut, and drapes well. Its uses in menswear include the lining of jackets and slacks, handkerchiefs, ties, and underwear such as charmeuse boxer shorts. When woven from polyester it can be a challenging fabric to sew; it tends to be slippery and may be difficult to control through the presser foot of a sewing machine. Seams have a tendency to pucker and pull; a smaller stitch length and properly balanced tensions can minimize this, though the experience of the sewer will affect the finished result as well. Pins can make holes and marks in polyester charmeuse so it is very important to use proper, sharp dressmaker's pins with a smooth, not abrupt, taper to the point. For greater ease of sewing, a sizing product can be sprayed on before cutting and washed out after the garment is completed. The look of satin is prized for dressy garments, especially when cut on the bias, since it flows well on the body and catches light in stunning patterns. (en)
  • Charmeuse är ett lättviktig, satinvävt tyg av siden eller syntet som till exempel polyester. Framsidan är halvblank och baksidan är matt. Det är ett tyg som ofta används till draperingar och fungerar bra att användas på skrådden. Det är ett svårt tyg att sy i och rekommenderas inte för nybörjaren. Charmeuse går lätt sönder - speciellt i vått tillstånd - så kemtvätt är att föredra. Tyget var ofta rosafärgat och användes runt sekelskiftet 1900. Idag används det i nattlinnen, underkjolar och underklänningar, men även till aftonklänningar och aftonkjolar. (sv)
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  • Šarmé je pletenina nebo tkanina s dvojitou vazbou . Název pochází z francouzského charmeuse = lichotnice. (cs)
  • Charmeuse är ett lättviktig, satinvävt tyg av siden eller syntet som till exempel polyester. Framsidan är halvblank och baksidan är matt. Det är ett tyg som ofta används till draperingar och fungerar bra att användas på skrådden. Det är ett svårt tyg att sy i och rekommenderas inte för nybörjaren. Charmeuse går lätt sönder - speciellt i vått tillstånd - så kemtvätt är att föredra. Tyget var ofta rosafärgat och användes runt sekelskiftet 1900. Idag används det i nattlinnen, underkjolar och underklänningar, men även till aftonklänningar och aftonkjolar. (sv)
  • Charmeuse (French: [ʃaʁmøz]) is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave, in which the warp threads cross over four or more of the backing (weft) threads. These float threads give the front of the fabric a smooth, reflective finish, whereas the back has a dull finish. It can be made of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. Silk charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator. Polyester charmeuse is cheaper and can often withstand machine washing, but it does not breathe as well as silk. Charmeuse differs from plain satin in that charmeuse has a different ratio of float (face) threads. (en)
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  • Šarmé (cs)
  • Charmeuse (en)
  • Charmeuse (sv)
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