Romantic, flowing ankle-length tea dresses and skirts continue to thrive on the fashion scene this season. This draping navy blue floral viscose fabric is the successor to our burgundy version from last season and we though it might fill that gap, with an eye to late winter and early spring colours.
Our navy blue floral viscose fabric is a gentle, unassuming soul with a beautifully-soft handle and a little more texture in the weave than we at first appreciated. Use it on the cross or hang it straight – this is a fabric that loves to flow and ripple, yet it’s a stable fabric which we’ve found easy to work with.
The sprigged floral print is in shades of pale rust and tan, picked out against a dark navy blue background. Perfect with tans, greens, denims or neutrals, this is also a fabric that works wonderfully in its own right.
Our navy blue floral viscose fabric has decent opacity for its weight – and it has a barely-discernible texture as well as a little additional weight and drape, both of which arise from what looks like a thicker yarn used on the weft across the width of the fabric. You’ll need to know that if you’re making a dress or skirt out of this, you’ll probably want to wrap it, layer it, line it or use a half slip in order to ensure modesty once you get some light behind you. That’s if you’re particularly bothered; you might not be concerned if you’re wearing it over heavy winter tights or even leggings. Blouses or even tunics in a single layer will work beautifully however.
You can see how our navy blue floral viscose fabric moves and drapes in this video.
The fabulous drape of our draping rust and navy blue viscose fabric makes it a perfect choice for a pattern such as the ‘Winsome’ Designer Dress from Style Arc which has just the right amount of movement and length to work this draping silhouette.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.