The clear cornflower shades and orange-studded highlights of this blue and rust floral cotton lawn fabric were what attracted us, as well as the delicate print. Then we put it next to a piece of denim – whereupon both fabrics sprang to life. If you’re looking for a simple cotton shirt or top to wear over jeans, then this delightful cotton lawn will surely lift your heart as it did ours.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft blue and rust floral 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. Although there’s a light texture, it’s very soft and not at all stiff.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this blue and rust floral cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating waft which will catch a breeze with elegance, 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.
Will I need to line this fabric?
A top or shirt will be perfectly lovely unlined, although the weight and lighter colours of this fabric mean that you might want to pay attention to the colour of your undergarments. You might choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress unless you’re planning to wear it for a less formal occasion, since your silhouette will be visible if you’re standing in front of the sun. We don’t think that’s a problem in a summer frock, especially one that falls from generous gathers, but you might! Our ‘Placket’ plain white Pima cotton lawn fabric would be an option as a bodice lining or as a skirt lining if worn over bare legs.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this fabric is perfect for summer tops and blouses – and, we think, gently-falling maxi dresses. We’d be inclined to make the most of its lighter weight with ruches and softly-rolling gathers, bringing body and movement to a garment without bulkiness. However we also think it would make a very cool summer shirt, for which you might want to consider our ‘tried & tested’ ‘Archer’ Shirt from Grainline Studios.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.