I’ve been obsessed with taffeta for quite some time now, but after seeing the Valentino Couture 2018 collection, I’m even more obsessed with this material. Granted, the taffeta fabrics used for these garments are probably silk taffeta, and the ones I purchased a few months ago is made up of synthetic fibers, but who cares right? I’m pretty sure they all make that annoying scratchy sound when you’re moving.
What Is Taffeta?
Taffeta is a smooth woven crisp fabric that can be made of silk or synthetic fibers that comes in a vast amount of colors. You can use taffeta for tablecloths, curtains, dresses, wedding gowns, or anything else you can think of.
I personally love taffeta fabric because of its stiffness—making it very easy to manage under the sewing machine, and also because I love sewing with woven fabrics in general.
Projects Coming Soon!
I have some really cool projects I’m working on with this taffeta fabric I recently purchased from FWD that I can’t wait to show you guys.
A Quick Tip
One thing I have noticed when it comes to garments that have been constructed with taffeta, is that the design itself is simple. When the design is basic, your fabric really becomes the focal point.
In the meantime, let’s gawk over how beautiful this fabric is when it’s manipulated just right.
Caroline Herrera Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear
Valentino Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear
Nina Ricci Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear