Poplin remains the most widely used classic weave. Woven with a warp thread finer than the weft thread, this fabric is pleasant to the touch. The tight weave gives it a good quality that makes the blouses elegant for work as well as for an event.
The thread-to-thread has a plain weave and it is nothing else than a poplin with colored threads. For weaving, threads of different colors are used, one with a dark shade and the other light. We end up with a light blouse, solid color with a mottled look. The thread-to-thread is perfect for a summer look.
Zephyr is a fine cotton fabric that allows for a finer and airier weave. It requires fewer weft threads than warp threads, which makes an ideal composition for a summer blouse as it is very light and pleasant to wear.
Born in the English city of Oxford, it is a so-called “grain” fabric with a less precise weaving than poplin. Often, the weft thread is colored while the warp thread is white which makes visible the checkered effect of the weaving. This fabric, generally used for plain blouses, is both soft and solid.
Close to oxford, pinpoint is a bit like mixing this first with poplin. Thinner than oxford, weaving is characterized by the fact that the weft thread passes over two warp threads then under two. This is what makes it visually finer. A pinpoint blouse can be worn both in the office and on weekends.
Twill is the English name for twill weave. It is visibly distinguished by the diagonals formed by the weaving. Little wrinkle, a twill blouse is resistant and easy to iron. Prefer the twill for a winter blouse that you will wear both formal and casual. It is also the type of weave used in the manufacture of jeans.
With its twill weave, the chevron is immediately recognizable thanks to its oblique stripes. The alternation of the direction of the threads creates a zigzag pattern which makes it so unique and which allows it to be differentiated from the twill. This fabric is supple and silky which facilitates ironing and the chevron pattern brings a certain delicacy to the blouse, a touch of originality.
We already knew it, but it’s not only jeans that are made from denim fabric, blouses too! The strength of this cotton canvas with a twill weave is due to a very tight weave. Originally indigo blue, it is now available in different colours. A denim blouse will give you a sportswear and casual look in summer as well as in winter.
For a blouse that you can wear all day long and that will keep its good looks, a titration between 90 and 160 is recommended. Titration is the term used to describe the fineness of the yarn used to make the fabric. The higher the number corresponding to the titration, the lighter, denser and stronger the fabric, but also more expensive. Above 110, the fabric is recognised as being of very good quality. On the other hand, fabrics with a titration higher than 170 have the disadvantage of creasing easily, but remain very pleasant to wear and very durable. Ready-to-wear generally uses a titration between 80 and 120.