If you’re partial to a classic white shirt but are looking for a way of varying your wardrobe a little, then this ivory viscose dobby fabric would be a lovely way of doing that. The weave structure, the fabulous drape and the pale ivory colour would all provide some departure from a plain white cotton, bringing elegance and a little more ‘dressiness’ to the occasion. The shade of ivory here is a pale one, but definitely stops short of a bright white.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our draping ivory viscose dobby fabric is 100% viscose, manufactured as a ‘dobby’, i.e. with a small-scale geometric pattern woven into the fabric, in this case oblique-angled lines. These add a little texture as well as substance to the fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and very smooth next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our draping ivory viscose dobby fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings beautifully. It falls into gently-bouncing rounded folds. You can see how it moves 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?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, since the dobby weave adds opacity as well as a little weight. However you’ll want to ensure that your undergarments don’t contrast with your skin tone.
What can I make with this fabric?
We suggest finding pattern designs that will make the most of the draping movement of our ivory viscose dobby fabric. We think it will lend itself to shirts, tunics and blouses rather thank dresses. The ‘Mélilot’ Shirt from Deer & Doe is a classic short design that works well for lighter-weight, draping fabrics and hints at the classic white shirt look but with more movement.
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.