The golden hour. That magical glow of low-cast sunlight in the hour before sunset when everything looks rosier. Or an hour spent reading in a corner, with no distractions, perhaps in a time before telephones and the internet. Our soft purple and bronze floral cotton lawn fabric suggests both – all embodied in a print with echoes of a a summer’s day in the 1930s. We can almost here Celia Johnson’s vowels, cutting through the air in This Happy Breed.
The colours in our purple and bronze floral cotton lawn fabric are muted in the extreme. Golds, soft tans and red-browns scattered over a watery, pale purple background.
Our softest bronze floral cotton lawn fabric has the refined, smooth handle you’d expect from a lighter-weight Pima cotton lawn fabric. The close weave and the print pattern remove the need for lining a top or shirt, although for a dress you might want to look at one of our Plain 100% cotton lawn fabrics just to bring a little modesty and structure to the proceedings. The movement of this delightful bronze floral cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from this video.
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. We think it would be perfect as a cool blouse or overshirt, teamed perhaps with a white, a neutral, a lavender or perhaps a deep, rich maroon.
If you’re considering a shirt then you might like to take a look art the ‘Maggie’ Shirt from Style Arc which is currently on the ClothSpot cutting table.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.