This luscious butterfly-flittered purple stretch cotton sateen fabric is a classic cross-season choice. We’re great aficionados of stretch cotton sateen. It’s supremely versatile, easy to work and practical too – yet the subtle sheen on the surface of the fabric lifts it out of the workaday and into a slightly more upmarket bracket. The shade of purple here is edging towards a violet but the vibrant golds and pinks stippled onto the butterflies here, prevents that from being too stark.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a cotton sateen with a small amount of stretch. It has a plain-woven reverse side but the face of the fabric has a satin weave which reflects a little light, giving it a distinctive lustre. This is a medium weight sateen; perfect for cross-seasonal wear.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our purple stretch cotton sateen fabric has a smooth, crisp handle. Although it’s not a soft or ‘floppy’ fabric it will be cool and comfortable next to the skin as a pair of trousers. It’s not at all bulky; it’s very pliable and easy to work.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with the ability to hold some shape. It doesn’t drape or flow; it falls into angled folds. The stretch element here is about 15% across the width of the fabric – just enough for a little ease in a closely-fit garment 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?
As you’d expect in a sateen, our butterflied purple stretch cotton sateen fabric has very good opacity. You wouldn’t need to line a skirt or trousers for purposes of modesty, comfort or structure. If you were making a dress, skirt or jacket then you might want to add a lining for ease of movement over hosiery or other clothes.
What can I make with this fabric?
This vibrant purple stretch cotton sateen fabric will work for most separates as well as dresses that require a little structure. Pencil or shorter skirts, wide-legged crop trousers, casual or fitted jackets – even a statement cross-season A-line coat – they’re all options. Style Arc have lots of patterns for stretch trousers – we think these ‘Luna’ Stretch Pants would be a great opportunity to showcase these butterflies!
98% cotton, 2% spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.