This burgundy, pink and buff printed viscose twill fabric is the latest addition to our trove of cross-season viscose fabrics. We love the calm shadows of the print design here with accents of grey adding complexity to a design that speaks of leaves falling onto the surface of a pool of water. There’s something Japanese about the understated design with its sparse colour punctuations of soft pink and rich wine.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our grey, wine and buff viscose twill fabric is 100% viscose (also known as rayon). It’s been woven as a twill with the distinctive diagonal weave pattern, in a cloth which we’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress fabric. The colours in the print are surprisingly warm, with creamy-coffee background of the design punctured by rich wines and occasional pinks.
What does this fabric feel like?
Viscose twill fabrics tend to be very soft to the touch and this lovely print is no exception. It has a very smooth handle and will be beautifully-comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As you’d expect with this type of fabric, our grey and buff printed viscose twill fabric has a beautiful drape. It gathers finely, falls into soft folds and moves with fluidity. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic for modesty purposes, since this is a fabric with excellent opacity for its weight. However a skirt or dress may need a lining or a half-slip to enable movement against the body, especially over hosiery. You’d also need to line it for strength if you were making a more structured garment such as a fitted bodice for a dress – in which case a self-lining would work well in terms of structure and comfort. However we’d suggest that draping designs are going to work better with a fabric of this type.
What can I make with this fabric?
We have this wine, grey and buff printed viscose twill fabric lined up as a stylish shirt or tunic, ideal for ‘in-between’ seasons. However it would also work beautifully as a dress, especially one which made the most of its movement and its ability to create gathers without adding bulk.
We think the ability of this fabric to gather without adding bulk, would make it a perfect choice for The Rochester Top from Maven Patterns. Worn over jeans or leggings, it would be light and comfortable to wear with just a little scope for movement too.
Machine wash at 30 to 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.