Chiffon, from the French word for a cloth or rag, is a lightweight plain-woven sheer fabric made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibres. Chiffon is most commonly used in evening wear, especially as an overlay to give an elegant and floating appearance. It is also a popular fabric used in summer blouses, dresses, and scarves, due to its delicate and soft draping nature. As chiffon is a transparent fabric, your garment may require lining. At Minerva Crafts we stock some lovely ranges of plain chiffon in a huge range of colours and our range of chiffon prints is ever-changing.