1. Softening the sericin: After the cocoons have been sorted, they are put through a series of hot and cold immersions, as the sericin must be softened to permit the unwinding of the filament as one continuous thread. Raw silk consists of about 80% fibroin and 20% sericin. At this time, only about 1% of the sericin is removed, because this silk gum is a needed protection during the further handling of delicate filament.
13. Godet Skirt: This is a skirt which has godets at the hemline which are generally triangular shaped wedges of fabric placed between seems, into slits or as a replacement for cutout sections. Godets provide additional added fullness at the hem or simply be a design feature. Godets can be equally placed of same or varying widths. They may extend evenly to the hemline or may be graduated in lengths.