We’ll be very honest – it was the colour and structure that did it for us. This duck-egg blue polyester-viscose fabric is just the most stunning shade of delicate blue; we’d envisaged a few months ago that it would do fabulous service for summer occasions. Of which there are of course, fewer than we might have anticipated. That doesn’t mean that this isn’t a fabric with potential and the colour is one with a timeless appeal.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a polyester fabric with a substantial viscose element as well as some linen. It has the kind of structure you’d expect from a medium-weight linen but with a translucency and lustre that you wouldn’t. The weave is a close one, with fine ribbing as you’d expect with a poplin, but with the slubbed finish of a linen fabric. It rumples as you’d expect a linen or viscose fabric to, but the polyester content helps with that and gives it some shape-holding capacity.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our duck-egg blue polyester-viscose fabric has a smoothly-finshed handle. It will be perfectly comfortable next to the skin as a dress or skirt.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with an elegant structure which manages to hold a shape well, as you can see from 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.
Do I need to line this fabric?
Despite its robust and close weave this is a fabric that retains some translucency. We’d advise that a lining would be required to prevent a silhouette being visible against the sun; likewise contrasting undergarments also risk making an appearance. That said, a more casual or voluminous dress would be perfectly comfortable if worn against bare skin.
What can I make with this fabric?
This is a fabric that we’d suggest needs to be dressed up – or dressed down. As a voluminous skirt or unlined summer coat for an occasion it would be stunning. Alternatively why not consider a summer jacket for this fabric? We think the ‘Ottoline’ from Merchant & Mills would be a striking if unexpected choice for this fabric. It’s unlined and would be easy to wear over a more relaxed summer wardrobe.
55% polyester, 34% viscose, 11% linen
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.