Our pewter grey and purple printed cotton lawn fabric is a deceptive soul. The darker elements of the design, representing delicate seed heads or multi–flowered blooms, have the appearance of a photographic negative. It might be a floral design, but it’s the epitome of a ‘grown-up’ print.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft grey and purple 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 pewter and purple printed cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The close weave and the print pattern of this grey and purple 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 ‘tried & tested’ favourite Vogue 8772. The version we’d go for would be View C with its classic collar, rounded hem and short sleeves – the perfect summer shirt.
100% Pima cotton
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.