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What GSM is crepe fabric?

Hey everyone,

I am currently in the market for some crepe fabric for a project I am working on. I am not very familiar with textiles, and I have seen a lot of fabrics classified by their GSM. I am curious to know what GSM is typically associated with crepe fabric. Does anyone here have any experience with crepe fabric and can tell me what GSM range I should be looking at?

Thanks!

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bgislason

Hello,

I have also had some experience working with crepe fabric, and I agree with the other responses that the GSM can vary depending on the type of crepe and intended use. In general, I have found that crepe fabrics with a GSM of 80-100 work well for both more structured garments like skirts and blazers, as well as softer, more fluid garments like draped tops and dresses.

However, it's important to keep in mind that the GSM is just one factor to consider when picking out a crepe fabric. Another important consideration is the fiber content - crepe fabrics can be made from a range of fibers including silk, polyester, and viscose. Different fibers will affect the fabric's texture, durability, and care requirements, so it's important to choose a fabric that meets all of your project's requirements.

Additionally, don't be afraid to ask for a fabric swatch or purchase a small amount to test out before committing to a larger purchase. This can help you get a better sense of the fabric's drape, weight, and texture and ensure that it will work well for your project.

Best of luck with your crepe fabric search!

jermey.upton

Hello,

I am glad to see this discussion about crepe fabric. As someone who has worked with crepe fabric quite extensively, I have found that the GSM can vary quite a bit not only based on the type of crepe, but also the intended use of the fabric.

For example, if you are making a piece that requires structure and shape, such as a blazer, a crepe fabric with a higher GSM between 100-120 would be best. On the other hand, if you are making a flowy dress or a blouse, a medium GSM crepe between 80-100 would work well.

Furthermore, while GSM is an important factor to consider, the drape, composition and pattern of the fabric are also important factors to consider when choosing the right crepe for a specific project.

Overall, it is important to take all of these factors into consideration to select the appropriate crepe fabric that will give you the best results for your desired look and feel.

Hope this helps in your search for the right crepe fabric!

legros.benton

Hi everyone,

I'm glad to see this discussion about crepe fabric, and I wanted to share my personal experience with it as well. I've had the opportunity to work with a range of different crepe fabrics, and I've found that the GSM can vary a lot based on the specific type of fabric.

As others have mentioned, lighter GSM crepes in the 70-90 range can work well for more flowy garments, whereas a heavier GSM crepe in the 100-120 range can provide structure for tailored pieces like blazers and trousers.

One thing I would like to highlight is the drape of the crepe fabric. Not all crepes are created equally, and some may have a more stiff or structured drape, while others are more fluid and have a softer drape. So, when considering crepe fabrics, it's important to consider not only the GSM, but also the composition, texture, and overall drape of the fabric.

Lastly, I would suggest ordering a swatch or small sample of the fabric prior to committing to a larger purchase. This can help you get a feel for the fabric and ensure that it's the right fit for your project.

Hope this helps!

fwitting

Hello,

I have been sewing with crepe fabric for several years now and can confidently say that the GSM for crepe fabrics can vary quite a bit. It is not uncommon to see crepe fabrics with GSM ranging from 70-120, depending on the specific type of crepe and the manufacturer.

I would also like to emphasize that the GSM is not the only factor to consider when choosing a crepe fabric. The texture, drape, and composition of the fabric are also important factors to keep in mind. Some crepe fabrics have a smoother texture, while others have a more textured surface, which can make a difference in the way the fabric drapes and feels against the skin.

Finally, it's also essential to consider the color and pattern of the fabric when choosing the appropriate GSM for your project. Lighter colors and more delicate patterns may require a lighter fabric with a lower GSM, whereas darker colors and bolder prints may require a heavier fabric with a higher GSM for better drape and structure.

I hope this information is helpful in your search for the right crepe fabric!

sid03

Hi there,

I'd like to add to this discussion on crepe fabric by sharing my personal experience with it. I've worked with crepe fabrics in various garments, including dresses, blouses, and skirts. In my experience, crepe fabrics with a GSM ranging from 80-100 are the most versatile for a range of projects.

However, I also think it's important to consider the fiber content of the crepe fabric. I've found that silk crepe is especially luxurious and drapes beautifully, but it is more delicate and may require more care when washing. Polyester crepes are more durable and easier to care for, but may not have the same level of drape as silk crepe.

Finally, I want to highlight that the pattern and color of the crepe fabric can also impact the choice of GSM. Lighter colors and prints may require a lighter fabric with a lower GSM, while darker colors and prints may require a heavier fabric with a higher GSM for better drape and coverage.

I hope this information is helpful to those considering using crepe fabric in their sewing projects!

idicki

Hey everyone,

I'm glad to see this question about crepe fabrics and GSM. I've actually used crepe fabrics for a variety of projects, from dresses to blouses. From my experience, the GSM for crepe fabrics can vary quite a bit, depending on the specific type of fabric and the intended use.

I generally find that lightweight crepe fabrics work best for drapier garments like blouses and dresses, whereas heavier crepe fabrics are better suited for more structured garments. In terms of GSM, I've worked with crepe fabrics ranging from 60-120 GSM depending on the project.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a crepe fabric is the type of crepe - there are different varieties like georgette crepe and double-faced crepe, each with unique characteristics. So, it's important to consider all of these factors and to choose a fabric that will work well for your specific project.

Hope this helps!

effertz.evangeline

Hi there,

I just want to chime in and say that I have worked with crepe fabrics in the past, and the GSM can vary based on the type of crepe you are using. Generally speaking, crepe fabrics tend to fall in the mid-range GSM of around 80-120. However, silk crepe fabrics can be much lighter with a GSM of around 50-70.

It's important to keep in mind that the GSM is just one factor to consider when choosing the right crepe fabric for your project. Other factors like the composition, weight, drape, and texture of the fabric will also play a role in determining how well it will work for your project.

Hope this helps!

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