On the lookout as ever for something special to offer as a lining for this season’s coating collection, we came across this blue floral peachskin fabric. We realised right away that although it does have fabulous lining potential, it also has the capacity for much, much more.
This is a medium-weight peachskin fabric with a satin-like handle – but with more substance and a much less light-reflective finish than a satin. It’s a stable fabric with very good opacity for its weight. Our blue floral peachskin fabric has a wonderful drape; rippling beautifully given the opportunity as you can see in this video.
There’s something of the 1930s about the colour palette here – the powder blue with coral, golds and purple – all grounded by a rich chestnut brown. We think it’s a fabulous complement to our classic navy blue fabrics; place it with a fabric such as our ‘Thurloe’ wool & cashmere purple melton fabric and it lights up. We’ve photographed it here with our ‘Christie’ draping navy blue triple crepe fabric to show how it can provide a pop of colour in a more formal outfit. Dresses, tops, tunics and lingerie are all options. A lining will be necessary for the skirt of a dress but it work beautifully as a top or blouse in its own right. We’ve photographed it here with our ‘Christie’ draping navy blue triple crepe fabric.
We like the banded collar of this ‘Long blouse’ pattern from BurdaStyle. We think our blue floral peachskin fabric is just the right weight for a little elegant rippling.
Dress it down with denim – or we think you could try it with something more flowing for a ‘lingerie as daywear’ look.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.