Go on – trousers, we dare you! The peony blooms exploding across this floral stretch viscose drill fabric are absolutely glorious and it’s no surprise that we grabbed a roll of this floral extravaganza for our spring collections.
As drill fabrics go, this is a slightly lighter-weight version and is extremely pliable – yet holds a shape with a crisp structure as you can see in this video.
Our floral stretch viscose drill fabric has a slightly linen-textured but softly-refined handle and has a substantial stretch of about 40%. For its weight we’d say that it has surprisingly good opacity. If the trouser option did appeal then plain knickers to match your skin tone would be all you need to maintain modesty and decorum. We tested it at full stretch against a black and white patterned pair and there was a bit of a shadowy show-through but a plain pair would have been fine).
You’ll need to know that stretch runs down the length of this floral stretch viscose drill fabric, as is sometimes the case. A dress, trousers or skirt will need to be cut across the width of the fabric to allow the stretch to run across your garment – so check your fabric requirements and layout accordingly. Some pattern companies (e.g. Style Arc) will give different fabric requirements according to the direction of the stretch.
We think our floral stretch viscose drill fabric is extraordinarily versatile. The high viscose content means that it’s comfortable next to the skin and easy to work. Fitted dresses with built-in ease, trousers as mentioned, jackets and skirts are all options.
We’re well aware that wide-legged trousers are quite ‘the thing’ this season but if you like a little close-fitting comfort in the trouser department then we think our floral stretch viscose drill fabric would be perfect for the ‘Julie’ Stretch Woven pant from Style Arc.
73% viscose, 23% nylon, 4% spandex
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.