We’ll freely admit that when we first caught sight of this striking green and aqua printed cotton lawn fabric, we didn’t really clock the detail of the design. We loved the contrast of the the myriad greens, their contrast with the black background and the vibrant studs of orange and cerise. We took a closer look once our delivery arrived and slowly then suddenly, the true picture emerged of seaweed, jellyfish and various other marine growths. We loved it even more – who on earth thought of this!?
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft green and aqua 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. It feels very fine yet it’s robust, stable and very easy to work with.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this orange-studded black and green printed cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating drape 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?
The close weave and the print pattern of this seaweed-strewn smokey green printed cotton lawn fabric remove the need to line a top or tunic since it has very good opacity for its weight. A fitted bodice would require lining for strength and structure but a skirt or bottom half of a summer dress would be just fine in a single layer over bare legs.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this fabric is perfect for cool, crisp summer tops and blouses. Dresses too would be fabulous options – classic strapped sun-dresses or perhaps designs which made the most of its lighter weight, with softly-gathered skirts. However we also think it would make a very cool summer shirt, for which you might want to consider our latest shirt find – the ‘Naomi’ Shirt from Coffee and Thread patterns. We love that cunning front yoke seam and the way it comes together in a slashed shoulder seam.
100% Pima cotton
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.