We’re betting you weren’t expecting anything like this wonderfully-draping shot gold viscose twill fabric. Perfect for reflecting the summer sun with metallic sandals and accessories, this is a fabulously classy and versatile fabric and cool to wear in hot weather.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our shot gold viscose twill fabric is a medium-weight dress fabric woven in a fine twill weave with a gold thread woven in a satin finish through the right side of the fabric. It shines gold when it catches the light and is muted by the silver-grey of the main body of the fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a beautifully soft handle; it’s breathable which makes it perfect for warmer weather. There’s no gold thread on the wrong side of the fabric so it’s very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with real life in its movement as well as its colour. It has a fabulous billowing drape that has to be seen to be believed. However it’s also a stable fabric which we think will prove easy to work with. You can see how it drapes and moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
Our shot gold viscose twill fabric has very good opacity for its weight; multiple and finely-woven layers help with this. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining. You might choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress unless you’re planning to wear it for a less formal occasion as you might see a silhouette if you’re standing in front of the sun. However for less formal occasions in warmer weather, we’d be more than happy not to have to worry about a lining.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and tunics will be perfect choices. Skirts and dresses are also options, but they’ll probably be draping and less structured designs. However we’re in love the idea of a flowing pair of trousers, perhaps with a pleat or two. We’re yearning to lengthen these ‘Erin’ Culottes from Style Arc to make full-length trousers that will show off the flowing qualities of this stunning shot gold viscose fabric.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.