This navy blue floral viscose challis fabric is the latest in our collection of draping, breathable fabrics that are perfect for tops, blouses, dresses and flowing skirts. Layer them up in colder weather or let them keep you cool when the weather warms up – they’re versatile and as easy to care for as they are to wear.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a lovely-quality, medium-to-lighter weight viscose fabric. It’s been woven in a plain weave pattern. The blue in the background here a is dark navy blue but with just a little softness to it.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our navy blue floral viscose challis fabric has a particularly smooth handle. It will be cool and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Use it on the cross or hang it straight – this is a fabric that loves to flow and ripple, yet with a little time and care, you’ll find it straightforward to work with. You can see how our pretty navy blue floral viscose challis fabric 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 weave of this fabric is plain and fairly close, with good opacity due to the print colour. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, more carefree occasions an unlined dress in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable. However a silhouette may be visible against the sun and a plain cotton lawn lining or a half-slip might be advisable depending on your pattern design.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our rippling navy blue floral viscose challis fabric will be perfect for summer tops and blouses, warmer-weather dresses and tunics. It’ll pop when worn with white separates and will help navy basics make an impact. However it has plenty of presence to stand on its own. We say, give it a chance to flow and move – this ‘Roscoe’ blouse from True/Bias would be a perfect showcase.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.