We love the hint at mid-century style in this interesting cotton poplin, covered in graphic acanthus leaves. We think it’s a very arty fabric – they way that the pattern design is overlaid and the shadowy use of the pale mauve underneath the more striking wine-coloured elements. It’s a truly distinctive fabric and timeless too – a shirt or dress in this wine and powder blue cotton poplin fabric will be doing good service in seasons to come.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our wine and powder blue cotton poplin fabric is a 100% cotton cloth. Poplin is a crisper, heavier-weight fabric than a cotton lawn. This one’s a particularly interesting specimen since a self-striped half-herringbone pattern has been woven into the usual poplin weave. We think this gives it a smidgeon more substance, drape and movement than a usual poplin.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a soft, smooth and cool handle. It’s in no way a bulky or stiff fabric yet it’s robust, stable and extremely easy to work with.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this deceptively-complex wine and powder blue cotton poplin fabric is a soft drape; crisper and with more structure than a cotton lawn. It falls naturally into round-angled folds and moves easily. 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?
The close weave and the print pattern of this wine and powder blue cotton poplin fabric remove the need to line a top or tunic since it has very good opacity for its weight. A fitted bodice might 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. A silhouette may be visible with sunshine behind but it wouldn’t worry us on a relaxed summer day; if you felt differently then a half-slip or a simple lawn lining would address the issue.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this fabric is perfect for cool, crisp cross-season tops and blouses. Dresses too would be fabulous options – classic strapped sun-dresses or perhaps designs which made the most of its gentle structure. We love the gentle shape of the ‘Camp Dress’ from Liesl & Co – we think our wine and powder blue cotton poplin fabric would make a striking version of this design.
Machine wash separately at 30 or 40 degrees.
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.