If the vintage-muted tones of this striped cotton lawn fabric don’t say ‘day-trip to the seaside’ then we don’t know what does. Grab your wicker basket, shades and a hat – we’re off. There’s sand at the edges of the hedge-bound lane as the car draws closer; closer to that moment we’re all straining for – the first to ‘I see the sea!’ Egg-and-tomato sandwiches, a melted Penguin biscuit and the promise of an ice-cream later.
Our softly-striped cotton lawn fabric is just made for a simple top, shirt or tunic to drift over chambray or denim. Wear it over your swimsuit or a bikini top; don’t worry if you get it wet – it’ll dry in the sea breeze in no time at all. This is a lighter-weight cotton lawn fabric with a soft, familiar handle this is a fabric. It has decent opacity for its weight but we’ll make no bones about it – this isn’t one for office wear. You can see how it wafts and falls in this video.
We love the faded blue, yellow, red and neapolitan pastels in this fabric. Their muted tones speak of a vintage fabric. Shirts tied at the waist, tunics, caftans and long, drifting overshirts. All of these will be options and whatever you choose, we suspect it will be a favourite for summers to come.
We think a relaxed design like the ‘Sacha’ shirt from Style Arc would be the perfect pattern for this softly striped cotton lawn fabric. It’s one we’ve used – and we can promise it’s as straight-forward to wear as it is to make. If you’re a shirt novice then this would be the perfect opportunity to dive in. There’s nothing to be scared of in terms of the fabric or the pattern.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.