Floral fabrics are wonderful and we wouldn’t be without them. However it’s refreshing to take a break from anything – and we’ve been trying extra-hard to come up with some non-floral prints to consider as potential shirts and dresses. This gold and blue geometric printed peachskin fabric has the look of an Escher drawing about it – we can’t quite see how this pattern could exist in real life. However it’s fabulous as a print and that’s what matters.
This is a medium-to-light weight peachskin fabric with a light drape and lively movement as you can see from this video.
Our blue geometric printed peachskin fabric has very good opacity for its weight; as a blouse or top would be just fine by itself. As a dress we suggest you’d either want to line it or use a half-slip, more to provide the structure and shape you might be looking for – although as an informal summer maxi dress we think this fabric would cope just fine by itself.
Calls and emails we receive tend to be split 50-50 in the summer in terms of customers seeking non-creasing fabrics as a priority and others looking for natural fibres. We can see the value of both – and knitted jersey aside, it’s difficult to find fabrics that fulfil both requirements. This is a polyester fabric that indeed will prove crease-resistant. A fitted garment on a hot day would probably not be comfortable – but disaster can be averted if you choose a little airiness in your chosen design – or perhaps plan to wear it outside the heat of the midday sun.
Our personal preference would be to wear it as a slightly edgy shirt or tunic over jeans – perhaps in the form of this ‘Maggie’ shirt from Style Arc.
We think it will use the elegant draping qualities of this fabric particularly well and will work as a daytime as well as a casual evening garment.
Alternatively – if you’re on the lookout for a statement lining, this blue geometric printed peachskin fabric would be a real eye-catcher.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.