This relaxed yarn-dyed monochrome linen mix fabric is full of character. It’s a practical, lively fabric with a slightly textured handle and perfect for an easy-going summer dress or tunic or a relaxed overshirt that you just know will be a firm favourite season after season.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our monochrome linen mix fabric is a medium-weight linen with a very stable but slightly open weave. It’s a blend of linen and viscose and is woven as a chambray with weft threads in a chalky-white and the lengthwise warp threads in black.
Don’t forget that there’s no ease in linen fabrics so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your linen to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a crisp fabric with an evident texture in the weave. It’s breathable and our experience with these linens is that they soften but retain their structure too.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric which falls and swings beautifully, but which will hold a shape with character. You can see how it moves in this video.
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?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, although contrasting undergarments may be visible. A structured dress may require a bodice lining for shape and softness depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, then you’ll need a half-slip to enable this fabric to move against your body. However this kind of fabric is usually used for summer-cool and more casual designs where a lining would probably defeat the object of the fabric. A loose dress will reveal some silhouette when backed by sunlight, but no more than is in keeping with the style of garment you’re likely to be considering.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our monochrome linen mix fabric is a versatile fabric which we think will lend itself to shirts, tunics and simple dresses as much as summer separates. We love the look of this new ‘Sydney’ Designer Dress from Style Arc which we think would be perfect for this lovely linen.
59% linen, 41% viscose.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.
NOTE: We’d recommend your pre-wash shouldn’t be with differently-coloured fabrics as there’ll be a little dye loss, although not so much that you’d notice the difference in the linen.