Floral cotton lawns are something of a summer staple and we wouldn’t be without them. We’re aware though that an overdose in our wardrobes can begin to look a little chintzy. We were gratified then, to spot this spiky taupe rose-printed cotton lawn fabric (as well as its teal sibling colourway). ‘Well’ we thought. ‘Here’s something a bit more grown up’. Looking for all the world as if Edward Scissorhands had taken up flower arranging, we love the dynamism, the depth and the edginess of this print.
With a refined, fine weave and a gently-crisp handle, we think our taupe rose-printed cotton lawn fabric is the perfect fabric in which to stay cool on a hot summer’s day. It’s a lighter-weight Pima cotton lawn fabric, perfect for summer layering. The close weave and the print pattern remove any need to line a top or tunic. You might want to consider a lining if you’re planning some bodice structure in a dress, or a slip if you’re wearing a dress for a more formal occasion.
The movement of this taupe rose-printed cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from this video.
We think this fabric is perfect for summer tops and blouses as well as gently-falling maxi dresses. We’d be inclined to make the most of its lighter weight with ruches and softly-rolling gathers, bringing body and movement to a garment without bulkiness. However we think a classic floral pattern such as this would also be rather lovely as a cool summer shirt – in which case a pattern such as the Grainline Archer would be the perfect choice.
You can find out more about this design in our blog posts – it’s a very straightforward pattern that we’d recommend either for shirt beginners or anyone looking for a classic less-fitted shirt.
100% Pima cotton
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.