We love the way the feathery fronds on this coffee-brown and cream viscose challis fabric echo and enhance the movement of the fabric itself. Here’s a way to wear brown without being overpowered by it; the print design here is laid over a cream background which leans just a little towards the cooler, stony end of that spectrum – but still definitely a cream.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a lovely-quality, medium-to-lighter weight viscose fabric. Our fern-printed cream viscose challis fabric has been woven in a plain weave pattern and has good opacity for its weight.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our printed coffee and cream viscose challis fabric has a gentle, smooth handle. It will be cool, breathable and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As with most viscose fabrics, this is a cloth that loves to flow and ripple. 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?
Although plain and lighter weight, the weave of this fabric is fairly close; together with the distribution of the print design it has surprisingly good opacity for its weight. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, although you’ll want to ensure that undergarments don’t contrast with your skin tone. For more carefree occasions an unlined dress or skirt in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable, especially in draped designs. However a silhouette will be visible against the sun and unless there’s a good deal of volume in a dress or skirt, then we’d suggest that a lining or half-slip would be advisable for modesty.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this coffee and cream viscose challis fabric is more suited to tops, blouses and tunics, with the exception of more voluminous, draping dress and skirt designs. Patterns with less structure, featuring draped, gathered or floating elements, are going to work best.
The Roscoe Top from True / Bias has all those qualities in spades; we think it would be the perfect choice for this draping printed viscose which won’t add bulk with those gathers and which will move beautifully.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.