We couldn’t resist the cool colours of this aqua, green and teal paisley viscose twill fabric. As you can see from our ‘colour combo’ images with Langham and Abberton, it works beautifully with some classics in our collections, bringing a lighter contrast to deeper hues. This is a softer, more draping alternative to a classic cotton shirting and would also work for dresses, tunics and even lingerie, such is its gentle feel.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our green and teal paisley viscose twill fabric is 100% viscose (also known as rayon). It’s been woven as a twill with the distinctive diagonal weave pattern, in a cloth which we’d describe it as a light-to-medium-weight dress fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
Viscose twill fabrics tend to be very soft to the touch and this cool print is no exception. It has a very smooth handle and will be beautifully comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As you’d expect with this type of fabric, our green and teal viscose twill fabric has a beautiful drape. It gathers well, falling into soft folds and moving with fluidity. You can see how it 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?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic for modesty purposes, since this is a fabric with excellent opacity for its weight although a faint shadow may be visible if you have the sun behind you. However a skirt or dress may need a lining or a half-slip to enable movement against the body, especially over hosiery. You’d also need to line it for strength if you were making a more structured garment such as a fitted bodice for a dress – in which case a self-lining would work well in terms of structure and comfort. However we’d suggest that draping designs are going to work better with a fabric of this type.
What can I make with this fabric?
We have this green and teal paisley viscose twill fabric earmarked for a blouse, shirt or top design which would make the most of its ability to create gathers without adding bulk. We think the soft lines and relaxed shirt style of the ‘Maude’ Tunic from Style Arc is exactly the kind of design to make the most of the gentle drape of this fabric.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric and therefore more sustainable than synthetic fibres. However unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.