As ever, we were looking for a lining. Something with impact, to work with our winter wools. A rummage in the satin department turned up this stunner and although we’ll be thrilled to suggest it as a sumptuous lining, we think there’s more to this floral turquoise stretch satin fabric.
We adore the print style, for starters. the coloured daubs over sketch lines owing something to the illustration styles of the 1960s and 70s. And oh – one of our favourite colour combinations – olive green and turquoise! That pattern design is layered over a deceptively-warm background somewhere between a cream and the palest of shell pinks.
For all its lining potential (and oh, such potential…) we think you could transform this floral turquoise stretch satin fabric into an elegantly-styled top or dress with ease. It’s a good medium-weight satin fabric, with excellent opacity for its weight. It has a lovely folding drape and a little stretch across its width as you can see from this video.
As a garment in its own right you could line it – or simply wear it over a slip to give it a little more movement and substance. The stretch element here isn’t excessive – but sufficient for ease in a fitted garment – and we think that dresses, tops, skirts and tunics are well within its capacity. Trousers perhaps not so much – a statement pair for occasional evening use being the exception perhaps. We’re also keen on the cotton content in this fabric. We don’t have the precise composition but it helps with breatheability and stability.
We love the look of the new Cropped Sleeve Dress pattern from BurdaStyle. We think our floral turquoise stretch satin fabric would be a wonderful choice for that semi-fitted and A-line shape.
Polyester, cotton, spandex
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.