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There's a stunning smooth silky finish to this medium / heavy weight Empress satin. Hematite Empress Satin is a cut above regular satins (which are often high on gloss and can be low on substance). It's high cotton and acetate content give this fabric a sumptuous drape and handle (heavier than Damson Duchess). It is stable width wise and lengthwise, with just enough elastane for movement where it is needed
This dark grey, almost metallic tone, has a rich lustrous sheen similar to the semi precious stone Hematite. The perfect choice for garments which require some structure plus an element of drape, such as wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and sophisticated evening gowns. Also great as an alternative to black for the perfect Little Black Dress.
Its high thread count means this special fabric has the stability necessary to support intricate embroidery and beading. Use this fabric to create a beautiful full skirt which will hold its full curves. Pair it with a lace or velvet bodice in the same shade - with the contrast coming from the textures of the different fabrics rather than colour. You have to get your hands on this to believe how truly beautiful it is!
Composition: 52% Cotton 45% Acetate 3% Elastane
Pattern repeat: N/A