Plain cotton poplin might not be the thing to set your world alight but we get so many requests for decent plain cottons that when we find them, we grab them.This soft green cotton poplin fabric is a lovely soft shade of olive green – a fabulous summer colour in its own right as well as working beautifully with a classic summer palette.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft green cotton poplin fabric is a medium-weight cotton fabric with the characteristic very finely-ribbed weave typical of a cotton poplin. You can barely see it, but run a fingernail down the length and you’ll feel it.
What does this fabric feel like?
This twill has a very smooth handle due to its fine weave. It will be comfortable to wear next to the skin as a top, shirt, skirt or dress; being cotton it’s breathable too.
How does this fabric move?
As you might expect, this is a crisp, well-structured cotton poplin which holds a shape well. It falls with just a little stiffness but isn’t so heavy that it won’t lift and catch a breeze.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You don’t need to line a shirt or top made from this soft green cotton poplin fabric although a dress with a fitted bodice would benefit from a lining in the same or similar fabric to help with structure. A skirt or dress may also need lining in order to help with movement across the body, especially over hosiery. It would be fine to wear a single layer of this fabric over bare legs in the summer. There’s going to be faintly visible silhouette if you stand in front of the sun but unless we were opening the local fête we’d be inclined to throw caution to the wind.
What can I make with this fabric?
We’re still very taken with the shirt dress – undo just a button or two and you’ve hopped from formal to casual. The idea of a dress is always an attractive one – a single garment and you’re done for the day. SImplicity 8014 isn’t one we’ve tried but it’s well-reviewed. We like the gentle curved of the vertical line as well as the hem.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.