Despite the onset of colder weather, lighter-weight choices such as this navy and rust floral cotton sateen fabric still have an important role to play in our wardrobes. Classic shirts and tops can be layered under warmer wools and knits. We think the vibrant pimento, rusts, peach and scarlets in this fabric provide pops of colour to lift the spirit. They’re also a fabulous reflection of changing colours in the natural world.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our navy and rust floral cotton sateen fabric is a lighter-weight, closely-woven sateen. Similar in weight to a cotton lawn but with an even smoother, more refined weave, this is a high-quality cloth.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a supremely smooth and cool handle. It feels very fine yet it’s robust, stable and very easy to work with.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this navy blue and rust floral cotton sateen fabric is a soft, floating drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The close weave and the print pattern of this refined sateen fabric remove the need to line a top or tunic since it has very good opacity for its weight. A fitted bodice would require lining for strength and structure; a skirt too would require a lining for structure and movement unless it’s a more floating design intended for warmer weather.
What can I make with this fabric?
Regular ClothSpotters will know we’re keen fans of a classic cotton shirt here. We’ve just had the ‘Olya’ Shirt from Paper Theory brought to our attention and we can safely say it’s on our hit-list. We love the way the inseam pockets are cut into the front yoke and we’re impressed at the clever cutting which updates a classic design, perfect for this lightweight rust floral cotton sateen fabric.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.