Georgette fabric is a textile made from silk, although synthetic fibers such as polyester are sometimes used as well.
Unlike some fine silks, georgette fabric is also unusually strong, and it holds up well to varied wear. Since silk is highly absorbent, georgette fabric can easily be dyed or printed with a pattern.
Bridal gowns, evening dresses, and other formal wear are sometimes made with georgette fabric. It may also be used to make jackets and shirts, usually for women. The fabric can be left plain, or decorations such as embroidery and beading may be added. Choose loose, full styles to make blouses, bias-cut, flared skirts and dresses, and scarves.
As a general rule, georgette fabric can be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent and hung to dry, although it should be kept out of the sun to avoid fading. In some cases, dry cleaning may be necessary.