Here in the UK the weather is finally turning its attention to summer and we think this delicately-printed ivory and sea green Tencel challis fabric will be the perfect way of staying cool and relaxed whatever the circumstances. We’re thinking gently-gathered tops over laid-back jeans or perhaps a full-on wafting set of tiers. Either way, this sustainable, lightweight and cool-as-a-sea-cucumber fabric will see you on your wafting way.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a lighter weight Tencel fabric, woven in a plain weave pattern. The print design owes its origins to traditional Indian woodblock print designs, but with enough space to showcase the softly-muted sea green of the background. The composition and weight make it the perfect choice for warmer weather garments.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our draping sea green Tencel challis fabric has a particularly soft, smooth handle. It will be cool and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a very draping fabric with an extremely soft handle. It doesn’t have any shape-holding structure, however as you can see from the video, it swings with gentle energy and falls decisively too.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The weave of this fabric is plain and fairly close, with good opacity for its weight due to the colour and print design. You’ll be fine with an unlined blouse or tunic although you may need to consider undergarments that don’t contrast with your skin tone. However a silhouette will be visible against the sun and so depending the design of a dress or skirt, a plain cotton lawn lining or a half-slip may be necessary for modesty as well as for additional substance and shape – however voluminous and gathered designs may reduce the need to worry about this depending on how relaxed you are about such things.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our draping sea green Tencel challis fabric will be perfect for summer tops and blouses as well as more casual warmer-weather dresses and tunics. The delicate gathers and volume in a relaxed top like the ‘Roscoe’ from True / Bias would make lovely use of the gentle movement and relaxed print design of this fabric.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.