This striped white and blue cotton shirting fabric is a classic. Perfect for calm and collected shirts of all kinds, all the year round. Although we think it’s perhaps at its most welcome as a relaxed but elegant number to keep you cool on a work day or any other occasion where an stylish-yet-laid-back approach to life is required. The shade blue here is a soft, slightly knocked-back cobalt which looks fabulous over dark denim.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our striped blue cotton shirting fabric is a medium-weight shirting or a lighter-weight dress fabric. It has refined weave, with the narrow equidistant fine stripes woven into the fabric, running down the length of the cloth.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric which is smooth, cool and soft to the touch; it feels like a very natural cloth and is both pliable and stable.
How does this fabric move?
Our blue striped cotton shirting fabric has lots of crisp life to it. It falls and wafts gently in a breeze but also holds an angled shape. 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?
As a shirt or top, this blue striped cotton shirting fabric will work wonderfully by itself and won’t need a lining; it’s closely woven and will be perfectly comfortable as well as preserving your modesty. As a dress, it would require some additional structure in a fitted bodice; it will also reveal some silhouette with the sun behind it. Consequently a bodice lining and/or a half-slip might be required unless you’re happy with a more voluminous or relaxed style of dress. We wouldn’t hesitate to go with a single layer on a summer’s day out – but you might!
What can I make with this fabric?
As its name suggests, shirts and tops are going to be the forte of this blue striped cotton shirting fabric, although overshirts, summer maxi dresses, tunics and off-the-shoulder gypsy tops are all options for this cool cloth. We’ve just had our attention drawn to the ‘Anthea’ Blouse from Anthea Allen; a cunningly-styled shirt with no collar and stand-out voluminous sleeves which will make the most of the crisp shaping potential of this fabric.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.