Here’s a cheery fabric for you – we love the 70s-styled flowers on this lemon, blue and purple floral cotton poplin fabric. The shade of white in the background here is a soft chalky white, rather than an overly-modern blue-white. Being a poplin rather than a lawn, this is a fabric that has better opacity than you might expect, too. The colour palette is a careful balance between vibrant raspberry and deep muted purple, and lighter pastels. The blues here will pick up a denim combination beautifully – and check out our picture gallery to see how lovely this fabric looks with our ‘Opéra’ and ‘Marne’ lighter-weight wool suitings.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our pastel and purple floral cotton poplin fabric is a 100% cotton cloth. Poplin is a crisper, slightly heavier-weight fabric than a cotton lawn. It has a distinctive close weave, with a very lightly ridged surface which you can feel if you run a fingernail across it.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a soft, smooth and cool handle. It feels very fine yet it’s robust, stable and extremely easy to work with.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this spring-evoking lemon, blue and purple floral cotton poplin fabric is a soft, floating drape; crisper and with more structure than a cotton lawn – but still with a light drape and not at all stiff. You can see how it 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 close weave and the print pattern of this purple floral cotton poplin fabric remove the need to line a top or tunic since it has very good opacity for its weight, although you may want to avoid undergarments that contrast with your skin tone. A fitted bodice would require lining for strength and structure but a skirt or bottom half of a summer dress would be just fine in a single layer over bare legs.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this fabric is perfect for cool, crisp cross-season tops and blouses. Dresses too would be fabulous options – classic strapped sun-dresses or perhaps designs which made the most of its lighter weight, with softly-gathered skirts. This shirt dress S8830 from Simplicity comes in different lengths – we love the idea of the shorter version worn over jeans and sewn up in this purple floral cotton poplin fabric.
Machine wash separately at 30 or 40 degrees.
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.