Cotton lawns are something of a summer staple and we’re gradually building up our stocks for the warmer days ahead. We do like to keep our eyes peeled for more grown-up prints and this rich slate blue leaf-printed cotton lawn fabric is an alternative colourway of a popular cotton lawn. Ginkgo leaves are a popular motif of the moment and we like the implied movement as well as their relative sobriety compared to floral designs. The shade of slate blue here is a deep, rich, but slightly muted one. It leans very slightly to the sea green side of that spectrum – but it’s still very definitely a blue, albeit an enigmatic and complex one.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our slate blue leaf-printed cotton lawn fabric is a lighter-weight, closely-woven cotton lawn. It’s woven from long-fibred ‘Pima’ cotton; strong, fine cotton yarn which results in a smooth, refined and high-quality cloth.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a soft, smooth and cool handle. Although there’s a light texture, it’s very soft and not at all stiff.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this slate blue leaf-printed cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating waft which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from 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?
A top or shirt will be perfectly lovely unlined, although 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, since your silhouette will be visible if you’re standing in front of the sun. We don’t think that’s a problem in a summer frock, especially one that falls from generous gathers, but you might! Our ‘Placket’ plain white Pima cotton lawn fabric would be an option as a bodice lining or as a skirt lining if worn over bare legs.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this fabric is perfect for summer tops and blouses – and, we think, gently-falling maxi dresses. We’d be inclined to make the most of its lighter weight with ruches and softly-rolling gathers, bringing body and movement to a garment without bulkiness. However we also think it would make a very cool summer shirt. You might try this version of the ‘Cielo’ Top by Closet Case – this lawn has the capacity to make the most of the lantern sleeves without being overly stiff.
100% Pima cotton
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.