We know that double gauze fabrics have become popular in recent years for their softness, gently-forgiving structure and delicate prints. This mid-century printed powder-blue, pink and silver cotton double gauze fabrics has all those qualities, making it the perfect casual summer fabric.
What kind of fabric is this?
Double gauze fabrics are created from two layers of cotton muslin. The layers mean that once a print has been applied to the surface, the resulting fabric has good opacity for its weight as well as a little gentle structure. Pleats and gathers have character and a garment will hold a little shape.
What does this fabric feel like?
As you’d expect from a double gauze, this is a fabric with a very soft, gentle handle. It will be beautifully-comfortable to wear next to the skin; obviously it’s breathable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our printed pink and silver cotton double gauze fabric falls into soft folds and has a gentle waft-and-fall when it catches a breeze. The layers mean that it doesn’t have a fluid drape but neither is it a stiff fabric by any means. You can see how it moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, then you’ll need a half-slip to enable this fabric to move against your body. However this kind of fabric is usually used for summer-cool and more casual designs where a lining would probably defeat the object of the fabric.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, tunic, dresses and skirts too are all options for this pink and silver cotton double gauze fabric. We think simple shirts and tops are very much its forte. If you haven’t got a ‘favourite shirt’ pattern in mind then you might want to try a pattern design such as this ‘Camilla’ Blouse from Style Arc.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.