This ivory and black floral cotton lawn fabric is a delightfully-floaty affair. It’s an Italian fabric and its ethereal quality comes not from a loose weave but from the extremely fine cotton yarns used in its construction. There’s a formality to the shaded black and silver print here; the columns of delicate posies separated by trails of leaves and petals are worthy of a nineteenth century print or perhaps hinting at a Gustavian influence. You might be considering a drifting overskirt or kimono robe, layered over black, white or a cool aqua. Whatever your choice, this is a timeless fabric.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our ivory and black floral cotton lawn fabric is a lighter-weight, though closely-woven cotton lawn, definitely at the lighter-weight end of the cotton lawn category; almost a voile. Its delicacy and stability are indicators of a smooth, refined and high-quality cloth.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a very soft, smooth and cool handle. There’s a slight crispness to the structure which will hold a little shape when gathered.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this black and ivory floral cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating waft which will catch a breeze with elegance, 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?
The nature of this fabric means that layers underneath will be visible, whether they’re intended-to-be-seen undergarments, a camisole or slip dress. If you want to use this fabric as a more substantive garment then our ‘Placket’ plain white Pima cotton lawn fabric would be an option as a bodice lining or as a skirt lining if worn over bare legs.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this fabric is perfect for summer tops and blouses – and, we think, gently-falling maxi dresses. We’d be inclined to make the most of its lighter weight with ruches and softly-rolling gathers, bringing body and movement to a garment without bulkiness. If you’re considering a simple robe then Simplicity 8419 Robe-Style Wrap is an unusual yet simple shape that would make the most of the flatness of this ivory and black floral cotton lawn fabric.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.