I have been trying to understand how crepe fabric works and how it drapes when made into a garment. I am new to sewing and have heard that crepe is a popular fabric choice for dressmaking, but I am not familiar with its properties.
I understand that crepe is a versatile fabric that can be made from different fibers such as silk or synthetic materials, and that it has a unique texture with a crinkled or crepe-like appearance. However, I am not sure how this texture affects how the fabric drapes.
I am hoping that someone with experience working with crepe fabric can enlighten me on its draping properties. Would it drape more or less fluidly than other fabrics, such as satin or jersey? And what type of garments are best suited to crepe fabric, considering its draping capabilities?
Any insights or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!