Chambray fabrics come in many shades and weights – and our soft blue cotton chambray shirting fabric is the kind that looks and feels like an old friend in your wardrobe. For laid-back days when you have jobs to do – or perhaps nothing at all to bother with. Dress it up a bit in the summer with white jeans or just rock it as a tunic over bare legs with sandals and a belt. There’s a certain devil-may-care air to our soft blue cotton chambray – it suggests you know what you like, you like what you wear and today, you’re choosing to chill, come what may.
A chambray is (usually) a cotton fabric where the weft thread (the one running between the selvedges) is a plain lighter colour (usually white), while the colour in the fabric is due to the warp threads. The colour variation in the weave adds depth and interest – it also means that the overall impression of the fabric is more subtle and relaxed. Chambray fabrics are usually very stable, easy to work with and soft to handle – and that’s certainly the case with our soft blue cotton chambray shirting fabric.
This is a soft, gently-falling chambray fabric constructed from threads of mid-denim blue and white. The weave pattern means that one side is the classic mid denim blue whilst the other is a lighter shade. Sometimes a chambray can be used either side out, however something tells us that won’t be the case with our soft blue cotton chambray shirting fabric. If you’re curious, you can see the lighter side in our video if that’s your preference, as well as its soft drape.
Our soft blue cotton chambray shirting fabric is a lighter-weight chambray fabric – somewhere between a dress and a shirt fabric. It’s stable, very pliable and for all its softness, has a certain structure that means it will hold a shape gently.
Although loose-cut summer crops or a gently-gathered summer skirt are certainly options, it’s classic shirts and tunics that are going to be the stock-in-trade for our soft blue cotton chambray shirting fabric we think. The ‘Lennie Overshirt’ from Style Arc patterns is a perfect example of the kind of look that we think our chambray would be perfect for.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.