This glowing cobalt blue Tencel twill fabric is a colourway of a cloth that has become a modern classic. Inherent in any Tencel fabric is an unparalleled softness coupled with a graceful fall and a muted lustre. The twill weave of this fabric enhance its drape and the slightly sandwashed finish brings a relaxed subtlety to the colour. The shade of blue here is a royal blue; muted very slightly due to the subtlety of the fabric finish. This is a shade to pair with dark navy blues and leaf greens; with crisp whites or perhaps a vibrant orange for a joyous ‘pop’ of colour.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our cobalt blue Tencel twill fabric is a 100% Tencel fabric. It’s a medium weight dress fabric (210 gsm) with a closely-woven twill weave; slightly more accentuated on the right side. Tencel fabrics are manufactured from plant-based cellulose using a closed-loop production method in which water is recycled and waste is kept to a minimum. They’re breathable fabrics and resist fading.
There’s no ease in this fabric except for a little give on the bias, so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your fabric to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This cobalt blue Tencel twill fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings beautifully, but which will hold a shape with character. You can see how it moves 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?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, you may need a half-slip or lining to enable this fabric to move against your body. A dress or skirt may reveal a faint silhouette when backed by sunlight, but not obviously so.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our cobalt blue Tencel twill fabric is a versatile fabric which we think will lend itself to shirts, tunics and dresses. Loosely-fitted trousers will also be an option, as will warmer-weather jumpsuits. We think the drape of this fabric makes it perfect for the ‘Zadie’ Jumpsuit from Paper Theory patterns.
Alice created this vibrant top using The Assembly Line’s ‘Cuff Top’ pattern.
100% Tencel. This is a FAIRTRADE fabric, manufactured to OEKO-TEX Standard 100; guaranteed free of toxins.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.