There are times when layers of comforting, comfortable jersey just won’t cut it. The weather changes; the air feel fresher and more kindly. Hibernation in knitted layers doesn’t seem quite as attractive as it did even a week or two ago and the idea of a crisp-yet-familiar shirt beckons. We think our shot blue cotton mix shirting fabric will fill that gap in your wardrobe with more style than you might at first suspect.
Technically our shot blue cotton mix shirting fabric isn’t a shot fabric – but a ‘cationic’ one. That’s the process by which the warp and weft in a fabric are comprised of different yarns, each of which take up dyes differently. In this instance, the warp or lengthwise thread is dyed blue whilst the weft or horizontal thread is a golden ochre colour. The blue in this fabric is the colour that predominates, however when the light catches it – or you tilt your head, there’s a subtle layer of dark yellow in there too.
This is a closely-woven medium-weight shirting fabric with very good opacity for its weight. It has a relatively crisp, structured handle, falling into angled folds rather than drapes as you can see from this video.
With a smooth handle and the ability to hold something of a shape, we think this is the perfect fabric not just for classic shirts (or even shirts-with-a-twist) but also dresses and tunics. Given the unexpected qualities of this shot blue cotton mix shirting fabric, you might want to consider choosing a pattern design that also offers something a little different.
We think this ‘Juliet’ Shirt pattern from Style Arc is a great combination of classic shirt styling and ‘something different’ – the perfect opportunity to make the most of the crisp qualities of our shot blue cotton mix shirting fabric.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.