Are you burned out on fabric? No I’m not either. On the other hand, here is a fabric that is burned out.
Burn-out (burned-out, burnt-out) fabric is woven of more than one fiber type, then printed with a chemical that will destroy the surface fiber, leaving the ground intact. The result is a fabric patterned with a distinct surface and ground. The ground is usually sheer.
Velvet is probably the most common type of burn-out fabric. Dévoré (literally “devoured”) velvet is synonymous.
Uses: Evening wear, bridal, scarves
Burn-out velvet , Dévoré velvet , Façonné velvet , Velvet
|Burn-out fabric (1930s)|
|Burn-out velvet (1930s)|
©Vintage Fashion Guild - Text by Margaret Wilds/denisebrain, photos by Hoyt Carter