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Cleopatra is a crepe silk that is almost transparent off the bolt, after water washing it becomes opaque with lots of crinkle.

A few yards of this is all you need for a classic drape dress, Cleopatra style.

Use this to sew a classic "broomstick" skirt, or for multi tiered dancing outfits. It also makes the best, long "Isadora Duncan" style neck scarf: just two yards, and no hemming needed.

Fabric Information

  • Fibre content: 100% silk, reeled and especially tightly twisted for the weft, so that it can crinkle up.
  • Source: China
  • Width: 45" (stretches to 56")
  • Weight per linear yard: 2.7 oz
  • Commonly used for: gowns, dresses, skirts, scarves
  • Weft (width) shrinkage: Shrinks to 32" (still stretches to 55")
  • Warp (length) shrinkage: 10%
  • Recommended care: Machine wash: gentle cycle, warm water, mild soap.  Tumble dry on low heat.  Remove from dryer immediately so ironing won’t be needed.
  • Alternate care: hand wash, shake out several times while drying. Or Dry Clean.
Cleopatra 100% Silk Fabric.
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