This striped white and grey linen mix fabric is a classic of its kind. Perfect for calm and collected shirts of all kinds, all the year round. Although we think it’s perhaps at its most welcome as a relaxed but elegant number to keep you cool on a work day or any other occasion where an stylish-yet-laid-back approach to life is required.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our white and grey linen mix fabric is medium-weight shirting or a lighter-weight dress fabric. It has a less-refined weave than a formal shirting but more in the way of structure. The linen content is the highest at 52% but the cotton helps give this classic fabric a little additional structure. The fine stripes are woven into the fabric, running down the length of the cloth.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric which is soft and gentle to the touch; it feels like a very natural cloth and is both pliable and stable.
How does this fabric move?
Our white and grey striped linen mix fabric has lots of life to it. It falls and wafts gently in a breeze but also holds a shape due to the different yarns used. 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?
As a shirt or top, this white and grey striped linen mix fabric will work wonderfully by itself and won’t need a lining although you may want pay attention to undergarments, choosing a colour that blends with your skin tone. As a dress, it would require some additional structure in a fitted bodice; it will also reveal some silhouette with the sun behind it. Consequently a bodice lining and/or a half-slip might be required unless you’re happy with a more voluminous or relaxed style of dress. We wouldn’t hesitate to go with a single layer on a summer’s day out – but you might!
What can I make with this fabric?
Overshirts, summer maxi dresses, tunics and tops are all options for this cool white and grey striped linen mix fabric. We love the roomy elegance of the ‘Oversized Shirt’ pattern from The Assembly Line; this linen mix would be the perfect way to make a subtle step change from a plain white.
52% linen, 48% cotton
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.