The drape of this striking yellow and green Tencel challis fabric has us hooked. This is a lightweight fabric that most definitely, as the saying goes, ‘punches above its weight’. We love the 1930s-influenced print design, grounded with a finely-defined navy blue and can’t imagine the summer without those little flashes of audacious yellow.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a lovely-quality, lighter-weight Tencel fabric. It’s been very closely-woven in a plain weave pattern. The print design is delicate and finely-detailed. Tencel is a cellulose based fabric with very fine yards a little like viscose, but produced with minimum environmental impact.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our yellow and green Tencel challis fabric has a particularly smooth handle. It will be cool and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
The rippling, wafting qualities of this fabric set it apart from even a viscose fabric of similar weight. You can see how our delicately-printed yellow and green Tencel challis fabric moves and drapes in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The weave of this fabric is plain and fairly close, with good opacity due to the print design. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, more carefree occasions an unlined dress or skirt in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable, especially in draped designs. However a silhouette may be visible against the sun and so depending the design of a dress or skirt, a plain cotton lawn lining or a half-slip might be advisable depending on your personal preference.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our rippling yellow and green Tencel fabric will be perfect for summer tops and blouses, warmer-weather dresses and tunics. We’re currently toying with the idea of a long, wafting maxi dress; the ‘Charlie’ Kaftan from Closet Case is on our shortlist.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.