Pongee is a lightweight, soft, and smooth fabric that is made from silk or a blend of silk and other fibers, such as polyester or nylon. The fabric has a plain weave, which means that the threads are woven in a simple over-under pattern, creating a flat surface without any texture.Pongee fabric is typically used for clothing such as blouses, dresses, and skirts, as well as for lining and drapery. It is also sometimes used for lightweight jackets and suits. The fabric is known for its drape and its ability to take dyes well, making it a popular choice for colorful garments.Pongee fabric is often confused with other lightweight fabrics such as crepe de chine, georgette, and chiffon. While these fabrics are similar in weight and drape, they differ in texture and the way they are woven. Pongee is known for its smooth, flat surface and is often less sheer than chiffon or georgette.