The name of Silk Georgette originates from the French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante in the early 20th century. A lightweight, semi-sheer cloth with a grainy feel is the Georgette fabric. Strong and tear-resistant, it is simple to dye in any color, and one of the most common printing fabrics. Georgette tissue is woven into strongly twisted yarns, making it slightly rough to the touch. The fabric can be left simple, or it is possible to incorporate decorations such as embroidery and beading. Decorations are generally kept minimal so the fabric is not drawn down and the garment is pulled out of shape. To ensure that the fabric does not unravel, high load seams can be doubled.