The colour combination in this gold and purple viscose challis fabric had us from the outset. With its distinctive hand-drawn design of abstract leaves, it’s a fabric with a crisp mid-century appearance which we think will work with an number of classic wardrobe colours. Purples, reds, ochres, camels and neutral palettes will all be accentuated and brought to life with this design.
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 print design is a delicate one, in which the rich gold and purple elements spring to life once placed with fabrics of those colours.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our gold and purple 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. You can see how our delicately-printed gold and purple 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 design. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, more carefree occasions an unlined dress or skirt in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable, especially in draped designs. However a silhouette may be visible against the sun and so depending the design of a dress or skirt, a plain cotton lawn lining or a half-slip might be advisable.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our rippling gold and purple challis fabric will be perfect for summer tops and blouses, warmer-weather dresses and tunics. We think a classic shirt design that uses the the draping qualities of this fabric would work well. We’re trying it out with the ‘Mélilot’ Shirt from Deer & Doe – keep an eye on our @ClothSpot Instagram to see how we get on!
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.