Description : Satin is both smooth and has a high lustre due to the way it's made, with several warp threads followed by one weft thread (or several weft threads followed by one warp thread).
Fabrication : Satin is the general term applied to fabrics made using satin weave. Satin is often made with silk, nylon or polyester. If the fibre used is cotton, however, the fabric is usually called sateen.
Subtypes : Within the generic class of satin are found many variants, including Satin Crepe, Damask, Moleskin, Duchesse Satin, Libery Satin, and Sateen, already mentioned.
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Example creations : Sidonie corset, White 'angel' dress, Purple dress, Wedding gown, 'Solace' evening dress, Carnaval mask, Goth Faerie Costume, Blue kimono, Ballet slipper, Gown, Bustier, Tuxedo blouse, Cami top, Sleeveless blouse, Halterneck top, Men's vest, Tango skirt,
Uses worldwide : Satin is commonly used in lingerie and evening gowns, in shirts and blouses, men's boxers, neckties, and athletic shorts.
Origins and history : The name "satin" comes from the Chinese town of Tsia-toung, called "zaytün" in Arabic and "citong" in pinyin. Today the town is Quanzhou in the south-east province of Fujian.
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