The latest news is that lavender or lilac (depending on your preference) is the colour this spring. We’re too used to hearing these assertions each new season to pay too much attention – but we do rather love the fresh, yet slightly muted tones of this striped lilac linen mix fabric.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our lilac striped linen mix fabric is a blend of linen and cotton; the linen content is the highest at 55% but the cotton helps give this classic fabric a little additional structure. The chalk-white stripes are spaced at 1cm intervals and are woven into the fabric, running down the length of the cloth. It has a less-refined weave than a formal shirting but more in the way of structure. We’d describe it as a lighter-to-medium-weight dress fabric.
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 lilac 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 lilac striped linen mix fabric will work wonderfully by itself and won’t need a lining. As a dress, it might 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 but you might!
What can I make with this fabric?
Overshirts, summer maxi dresses, tunics and tops are all options for this fresh lilac striped linen mix fabric. Pleated or gathered skirts to billow in a breeze would also be fabulous fun for the summer months. We think Tessuti have a super range of patterns perfectly suited to summer fabrics but we also like the idea of using it in the ‘Naomi’ Shirt from Coffee & Thread, where we’d be tempted to play with the directionality of the stripes in the different elements of this contemporary shirt.
55% linen, 45% cotton
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.