‘Paeonia’ navy blue floral printed linen fabric
A superb-quality navy blue floral printed linen fabric with a smooth handle and springing drape. 100% linen; perfect for special dresses & summer separates.
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Fancy a wearing navy blue but with a difference? In which case we suggest you might want to take a look at this rather fabulous – flamboyant, even, navy blue floral printed linen. Looking for all the world as if it has just walked out of the V&A’s textiles gallery, this print is from a high-end designer source and one look, one feel, will reassure you of that fact.
Our navy blue floral printed linen fabric is a lighter-weight dress fabric. The linen weave here is a very smooth one, not at all ‘slubby’ yet with the unmistakeable texture of a 100% linen fabric. It has real life to its movement as well as its print – you can see how much it enjoys draping and swinging in this video.
Beyond refined, this is a fabric that would work with distinction as a blouse, top, tunic or dress. We’d be inclined not to recommend it for trousers, although less-fitted skirt designs would be rather wonderful. A top or tunic wouldn’t require a lining; neither we think would a semi- or unfitted dress design – although a slip or skirt lining would lend some additional structure. It has good opacity for its weight, in part thanks to the quality, colour and shape of the print. A more fitted or formal dress however would require lining – in which case our Plain 100% cotton lawn fabrics would do the job for a summer dress. Alternatively we always keep a range of satin linings in stock so drop us a line if you’d like to discuss the best lining for your project – we’re always delighted to offer suggestions.
As with our ‘Café Bleu’ rippling navy blue Irish linen fabric, we remain inspired by this very simple shirt dress from Whistles, for which this navy blue floral printed linen fabric would work wonderfully.
However if you’re looking for something a little simpler to allow that print pattern to simply sing – then you might want to try a design such as this new arrival from Vogue Patterns, V1544.
We love that drop tie at the back and the way it would echo the movement of the twisting petals in this print. We are seriously tempted…
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.