Chic alert, people! Just arrived from France (and with all the quality you might therefore expect) this black and navy blue striped cotton seersucker fabric will put to rest any qualms you ever had about this classic textured cloth.
First of all, it’s navy blue and black. A classic contemporary combination of colours but one which also means that if you’re someone whose wardrobe is populated by garments of either shade, it’s going to work with both – as well as classic whites as shown in our image. Second – this navy blue striped cotton seersucker fabric gives you the opportunity to wear a 100% cotton fabric without worrying about creasing. Honestly – it’s true. Crush this cotton and it rumples for sure – but smooths out – any residual creases masked by the texture and the stripe.
This is a good medium-weight cotton dress fabric with a lovely crisp handle and very good opacity for its weight. You can see its ability to hold a shape yet without creating undue bulk in this video.
We’d suggest that summer dresses won’t need a lining – meaning that this is an easy make if you’re looking for a late summer addition to your wardrobe. Whether you’re searching for weekend chic or workday formality, we think this navy blue striped cotton seersucker fabric will deliver. For reference, the stripes here are just over 3mm in width and run down the length of the fabric. The shade of navy blue is rich and dark, achieved by weaving a violet blue weft thread with the black warp.
We’d suggest that our navy blue striped cotton seersucker fabric is a candidate for a classic shirt dress – for which we’d suggest a pattern with a narrower, more structured cut such as our tried-and-tested Vogue Pattern 8903.
Although this is shown in a draping fabric we think it will suit equally a crisper cloth such as this (although we have to confess we’re not fans of those pockets…)
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.