This delightful shell pink linen mix fabric is a wonderfully-versatile linen. It’s definitely substantial enough for summer separates rather than simply being a shirt linen. Its cotton content helps with its structure too. The colour is a fresh, clear pink – not leaning towards blue or yellow. It looks rather lovely with our ‘Rosewater’ silver & pink floral silk mix voile fabric too, should you be in need of something special.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our shell pink linen mix fabric is a medium-weight linen with a very stable weave. It’s blended with cotton which is evident in the smooth handle and its structure. There’s also a small stretch content – useful since linen usually has no ease at all. The elastane means there’s just a little give across the width. It’s very easy to work but you’ll also need to pre-wash your linen to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth-handled linen which feels more crisp than floppy in your hand. It’s breathable and will be very comfortable to wear next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This shell pink linen mix fabric has all the springy liveliness that you’d expect from a linen fabric. It’s not a draping or fluid fabric however; it falls into slightly angular folds. You can see how it moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, then you’ll need a half-slip or skirt lining to enable this shell pink linen mix fabric to add structure and help with movement against your body. However this is a fabric with good opacity for its weight and modesty will be preserved without a lining. A summer jacket or coat won’t require a lining if you finish the internal seams well – however a lining will add structure and drape.
What can I make with this fabric?
Skirts, trousers, dresses and even jackets and coats are options for this versatile shell pink linen mix fabric. Pattern designs with a little more structure than drape will work best. We love this classic ‘Harriet’ Jacket from Style Arc which we’re sure would become a wardrobe favourite in this shell pink linen mix fabric.
53% linen, 45 % cotton, 2% elastane
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.