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looking for an old type fabric

Hi, in the seventies I used to make my nightgowns out of a cotton fabric with narrow bands of flat fabric and narrow bands of bubbled fabric between them. It often came with small roses printed on it. That fabric was THE BEST for nightgowns, but I haven't seen it in years. My sister thinks it is called Pleisse or something like that. pronounced PLEAZAY does this ring a bell ot anyone? anyone know how to spell it? I've done an internet search with that spelling and come up with a river in Germany, so I know I'm wrong somewhere. LOL any help would be gratefully appreciated.
thanks, Kitty
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Kitty
We call it searsucker in the U.S.
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Pogonip
"Plisse"
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Similar to seersucker:
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NAYY, HTH,
Beverly
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BEI Design
Seersucker is different from plisse. Seersucker is woven puckers; plisse is an embossed fabric, and these days stays permanent if it has synthetic fibers in it. Seersucker is also a bit heavier.
The fabric I remember with tiny roses was dimity, but dimity doesn't have puckers--it has solid woven stripes next to sheer stripes, with the tiny roses printed.
Teri
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gjones2938
yes, that's what I thought too. Seersucker that I've found is more of a bottom or suit weight. light enough for summer, but still to heavy for a nightgown. still, the fabric I'm thinking of did have the woven puckers in it cause the bubbled fabric stayed bubbled through the wash for many months but would eventually become almost even toward the end of it's life. LOL
Maybe it was a tissue weight seersucker or maybe plisse was made differently back then? I appreciate all the links. Unfortunately the ones I've seen so far show plisse made of 65 percent poly. NOT nice for nightgowns. I forget all about glistening in that much poly and go straight to SWEAT!!! LOL Kitty
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Kitty
Just did a search for Plisse Cotton and got this link which looks like what I was talking about except for this is 50/50
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Hope that comes out as a link. FWIW, kitty
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Kitty
Ok, thanks for the help ladies, I found what I was looking for.
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Is this plisse? that's what she's calling it. if it's not, what would you call it? thanks, kitty
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Kitty
Yup, Kitty, that's it. And your experience with it is what happens-- the puckers come out as the fabric is washed and dried. Seersucker doesn't do that, but it's also too heavy for nightgowns. Too bad you don't like the synthetic blend, because the puckers stay in. Oh, well, we all have to make choices, don't we? Anyway, you'll get exactly what you want if you order this.
Teri
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: Hi Kitty,
Good day.
This is Helen from China. We mainly do clothing fabrics,and plisse fabric is one of our strong items. And our main market is uk & Canada. Pls visit the below link(it's a plisse fabric)
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And you can send me mail about what you're looking for. I'll reply you once I receive you.Tks a lot,
Helen
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